Syracuse ancient Greek bronze coin of Hippocamp and Athena 344-36 BC.  18kt recycled gold setting.
Syracuse ancient Greek bronze coin of Hippocamp and Athena 344-36 BC.  18kt recycled gold setting.
Ancient Greek bronze coin from Syracuse.  Athena in Corinthian helmet.  Hippocamp on reverse.  18kt recycled gold setting.
Ancient Greek bronze coin Syracuse.   Hippocamp and Athena.  344-36 BC  Certificate

Greek Bronze Hippocamp and Athena, Syracuse 344-336 BC (023)

$1,550.00 USD $0.00 USD

Description

Ancient bronze coin with an image of a Hippocampus with elegant forward swept wings.  The obverse side of the coin is an image of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet.  

The coin has a lovely gold toned patina accentuated by the gold mount. 

Syracuse, Sicily

Dated:  344-36 BC

One of a kind with certificate of authenticity.

Chain is sold separately.  See Chains

Size and Material

Bronze 17mm coin

18kt recycled gold mount. 

Story

Hippos (horse) + kampos (sea monster).  Poseidon often drives a chariot drawn by hippocampi.

The hippocampus is viewed as a benevolent and spiritual creature that helped people. As a mythical creature, it's strongly associated with creativity and imagination. Sailors regarded the hippocampus as a good omen in that it could control the waves and the weather.  It was also a symbol of agility and strength.