Authentic silver coin of the Dioscuri circa 4th century B.C. set in 18K yellow gold with peridot and aquamarine cabochons.
Handmade in Rome.
DEPICTED ON THE COIN
Obverse: Two young male heads facing, side by side, one upright, the other inverted.
Reverse: Sea-eagle left attacking dolphin; monogram below.
Measurements: Coin Ø 19mm · Chain length 47cm
Castor and Pollux (the Dioscuri) are figures from Greek and Roman mythology considered the twin sons of Zeus or Jupiter. Semi-divine figures, they were credited with the role of saving those in trouble at sea or in grave danger in war and were particularly associated with horses and sports. The brothers were linked with Sparta especially and had their own temples in Athens and on Delos. The Dioscuri were the patrons of the Roman knights and played an important role in martial ceremonies into the imperial period.
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