Genuine Roman Bronze Coin Silver Pendant depicting the Goddess Rome
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Bronze Coin 3rd cent. BC • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
This sterling silver pendant has been set with an authentic 3rd century BC coin depicting the Goddess Rome. In the back, we see the prow of a Roman ship. In the ancient Roman religion, the Goddess Rome was one female deity of remarkable beauty that personified the city of Rome and, more generally, the Roman state. Roman political and religious ideas were represented through the Goddess Roma in several forms: coins, sculptures and drawings in architecture. Although the representations of her were influenced by other goddesses at the time, (Athena particularly), the goddess Rome stood out as a true symbol of Rome. As an archetype, she represents the model followed by rational women, governed by the head as well as by the heart, able to maintain control in difficult situations or emergencies, by developing appropriate strategies which lead the woman to act with the utmost determination. An archetype that also leads the woman to keep under control the events, to consider the effects and modify the course of an action when it appears unproductive. In Roman art and coins, she was depicted with a helmet and other military equipment. Divine Rome had a cult with a priesthood exclusively male.