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Ancient Greek 3rd Century BC Dolphin Coin 18K Gold Pendant

US$3,850

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A high grade authentic Greek "nomos" coin 272-235 BC, from the Greek colony of Tarentum (in southern Italy) is showcased in this Steven Battelle double dot textured bezel in this beautiful pendant. The founding myth of Tarentum in the 8th century BC claims the founder, Taras, was saved from a shipwreck by the intervention of his father Poseidon, who sent a dolphin to carry him safely to the shore. The image of Taras on this coin shows him riding the dolphin, while holding a trident in his right hand. The owl behind likely is homage to the goddess Athena. The obverse side of the coin depicts a youthful, naked horseman possibly referring to the city’s rich pasture lands known for horse breeding and racing. This pendant comes with a laminated coin certificate of authenticity. The chain shown is not included but can be purchased additionally.

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Steven Battelle

After a chance trip to SouthEast Asia in 1987, Steven Battelle became fascinated with the jewelry and iconology from the ancient cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Asia. Eventually forming a partnership with a dedicated group of Balinese village goldsmiths using painstaking handmade techniques, they together create unique designs that incorporate those timeless and classic motifs. He incorporates primarily cabochon gemstones as well as ancient Greek and Roman coins, each piece capturing the feelings of a bygone age. If you wish to create your own special piece, similar to a style we make, please let us know, and we'll see what we can do.
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