Authentic Ionian coins minted circa 320-294 B.C. set in 18kt yellow gold.
Handmade in Rome.
DEPICTED ON THE COINS
Obverse : Griffin seated right, left paw raised.
Reverse: THI / [ΔIO]YXHΣ, ethnic above, and magistrate’s name vertically downwards to right of Chelys (lyre).
Measurements: Coin Ø 10mm
The Griffin is a legendary creature with the head and wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion. As the eagle was considered the ‘king of the birds’, and the lion the ‘king of the beasts’, the griffin was perceived as a powerful and majestic creature. During the Persian Empire, the griffin was seen as a protector from evil, witchcraft and slander.
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*Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown.