Greek Bronze Griffin and Apollo, Abdera Thrace 281-200 BC (017)
Ancient bronze Griffin coin with a rich brown patina. Apollo is on the reverse side of the pendant. A perfect talisman to guard treasures and embody wisdom, strength, and healing.
Minted in Abdera, Thrace (Eastern Macedonia)
One of a kind with certificate of authenticity.
Bronze 24mm coin in an 18kt recycled gold and sterling silver mount.
The 18kt gold enhancer bail allows you to add this pendant to any chain up to 6mm.
Chain is sold separately. See Chains
Dated: 281-200 BC
Abdera was in the part of Thrace that is now Greece, eastern Macedonia. On the southern coast of Thrace, Abdera was a city of commercial importance, with its earliest coins from 530 BC.
Apollo is the Olympian god of the sun, music, healing, knowledge, beauty, agriculture, and protection of the young. An embodiment of the Hellenic ideal of kalokagathia, he is harmony, reason and moderation personified.
Griffin is a mythical creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle. Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. Being a magical combination of the king of beasts and the king of birds, the Griffin embodies wisdom, strength, and knowing.