Authentic Roman Silver Coin Pendant depicting a Bull

  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. BC • Band material: Sterling Silver 925

This sterling silver pendant has been set with an authentic Roman silver coin minted in the 2nd century BC, which depicts a Bull; on the other side of the coin we can see the head of Juno of Lanuvius wearing a goat skin.
Lucius Thorius Balbus was the monetary consul who minted this coin and derived from the Gens Thorii of Lanuvio.

In the ancient basin of the Mediterranean Sea, the Gods were venerated, adored and represented in the most varied forms and ways. Almost always they were depicted in anthropomorphic features, that is similar to men, other times in the form of animals.
In this period many cults and religious symbols began to circulate among human cultures, and among these one in particular, the Bull, was the object of veneration and adoration by almost all the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean.
It was considered a divine and sacred animal by almost all cultures of antiquity, and was also a symbol associated with the Moon, constellations, fertility, rebirth and even the power of kings.