WINGED HORSE PEGASUS Genuine Ancient Greek Bronze Coin 275-215 BC Pendant

• Genuine Ancient Greek Bronze Coin 3rd cent. BC • Bezel material: 100% Sterling Silver 925 • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Worldwide Delivery Time: 1-5 Business Days * Free Express and Insured Worldwide Shipping

This sterling silver pendant holds an authentic bronze Greek coin dating back to the 3rd cent. BC, featuring a depiction of Pegasus, the legendary winged horse. On the reverse side of the coin we can see the head of the Nymph Arethusa.

Pegasus, known as Πήγασος (Pḗgasos) in Greek and Latin, is a mythical divine horse with wings and is one of the most renowned creatures in Greek mythology. Typically depicted as pure white, Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon and was born from the Gorgon Medusa.

The Greek hero Bellerophon successfully captured Pegasus near the Peirene fountain with the assistance of Athena and Poseidon. Bellerophon rode Pegasus to defeat the monstrous Chimera, leading to other heroic exploits. However, Bellerophon eventually fell from Pegasus' back while attempting to reach Mount Olympus. In honor of Pegasus, Zeus transformed the horse into the constellation that bears its name.

Arethusa, a Nereid and daughter of Nereus in Greek mythology, fled from Arcadia to remain a chaste attendant of Artemis. While bathing in a stream, she encountered the river god Alpheus, who pursued her despite her efforts to escape. Seeking protection, Arethusa prayed to Artemis, who hid her in a cloud. In her fear, Arethusa transformed into a stream. Artemis then created an opening in the ground, allowing Arethusa's stream to travel beneath the sea to the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, Sicily. Alpheus followed, mingling his waters with hers.

Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.