Genuine Ancient Roman Coin 1st Cent. AD Silver Pendant depicting a Dolphin twined around Anchor
Discover an original Roman silver denarius pendant from the 1st century A.D., featuring a captivating depiction of a dolphin. Dolphins held great significance for ancient Greek and Roman sailors, symbolizing divine protection and guidance. These intelligent creatures were believed to aid sailors by riding the bow wave of ships, acting as messengers of the gods. Dolphins were associated with figures such as the Nereids, Galatea, Aphrodite, and Apollo, adding to their mythological importance.
The representation of dolphins on ancient coins varied, capturing their dynamic movement or calm and stationary positions. The dolphin's reverence was particularly attributed to Neptune, the deity governing the seas and navigation. Coins minted during the reigns of Agrippa, Augustus, Caligula, Vespasian, Hadrian, Domitian, and other Roman Emperors often featured depictions of dolphins in the hands of gods. These coins emphasized the significant role of dolphins in maritime symbolism and their connection to divine powers.
The reverse side of this remarkable coin showcases the image of Emperor Domitian.
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