Genuine Greek Bronze Coin Silver Pendant depicting Two Dolphins
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Greek Bronze Coin 4th-3rd cent. BC • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
This sterling silver pendant has been set with an authentic bronze coin from the city of Syracuse, which depicts two dolphins and a sea star in the center; on the reverse side of the coin we can see the head of the Goddess Athena. The coin was minted by Dionysus I. Dionysius I or Dionysius the Elder (432-367 BC) was a Greek tyrant of Syracuse, in Sicily. He conquered several cities in Sicily and southern Italy, opposed Carthage's influence in Sicily and made Syracuse the most powerful of the Western Greek colonies. Like Pisistratus, tyrant of Athens, Dionysius was fond of having literary men about him, such as the historian Philistus, the poet Philoxenus, and the philosopher Plato The Ear of Dionysius in Syracuse is an artificial limestone cave named after Dionysius. All our jewels come with a certificate of authenticity which certifies the origin of the coins or stones from the Roman or Greek world.