Genuine Greek Bronze Coin Silver Pendant depicting Persephone; bull on the back
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Bronze Coin 3rd cent. BC • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
Set in this sterling silver pendant is an authentic Greek coin from the time of Hieron II, 3rd century BC, depicting Persephone; on the back we can see a bull. Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, was the wife of Hades and the Queen of the Underworld. She was a dual deity, since, in addition to presiding over the dead with intriguing autonomy, as the daughter of Demeter, she was also a goddess of fertility. The myth of her abduction by Hades was frequently used to explain the cycle of the seasons. Together with her mother, she was the central figure of the Eleusinian mysteries.