MEDUSA Genuine Ancient Greek Silver Coin 4th century BC Pendant

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Greek Silver Coin 4th cent. BC • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
$750.00

Adorning this pendant is an ancient Greek silver coin dating back to the 4th century BC, distinguished by its depiction of the formidable Medusa, one of the renowned Gorgons. These mythical beings have left an indelible mark on Greek mythology, their presence documented since the earliest written records, including the revered epics of Homer. Revered for their legendary gaze, believed to turn those who met it into stone, images of the Gorgons served a protective function in ancient Greek culture. Such depictions were commonly incorporated into various objects and architectural features, symbolizing protection against malevolent forces and evoking a sense of safeguarding in the minds of ancient Greeks.

The imagery of Medusa and her Gorgon sisters not only fascinated the ancient Greeks but also held significant cultural and religious significance. Beyond their fearsome reputation, these figures were revered for their protective qualities, with their likenesses often adorning objects ranging from pottery to temple friezes. Their presence in art and mythology served as a reminder of the eternal struggle between mortal existence and the supernatural realm, with Gorgon imagery representing a potent symbol of both danger and protection in ancient Greek society.

Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.