Authentic Thracian silver coin minted circa 4th century B.C. and authentic Ionian silver coin featuring Griffin circa 320-294 B.C. set in 18k yellow gold.
Handmade in Rome.
DEPICTED ON THE COIN
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, head reverted
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters, pellet and wreath in opposite sunken quarters
Measurements: Coin Ø 14mm
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 · Length 20cm
Bracelet can be fastened at 17cm and 18cm lengths.
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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