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Greek Seleukid Bronze Bull and Medusa 312-281 BC (133)

Sale price$1,700.00
Description

An ancient bronze coin depicting a charging bull with its tail over its back.  

On the back of the pendant is a profile of Medusa, a symbol in ancient Greece that was used to ward off evil.

Dated: 312-281 BC

One of a kind with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Chain is available separately.  See Chain 

Size and Materials

Bronze coin is 14mm in a handmade 18kt recycled gold mount.  
Story
In many societies, a Bull was a symbol of strength. determination, and virility. In Ancient Greece the symbol of a Gorgon was used to ward off evil.  The symbol was placed on doors, walls, floors, shields, coins, and tombstones.  Athena were said to wear shields with the image of a Medusa as protection.
Description

An ancient bronze coin depicting a charging bull with its tail over its back.  

On the back of the pendant is a profile of Medusa, a symbol in ancient Greece that was used to ward off evil.

Dated: 312-281 BC

One of a kind with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Chain is available separately.  See Chain 

Size and Materials

Bronze coin is 14mm in a handmade 18kt recycled gold mount.  
Story
In many societies, a Bull was a symbol of strength. determination, and virility. In Ancient Greece the symbol of a Gorgon was used to ward off evil.  The symbol was placed on doors, walls, floors, shields, coins, and tombstones.  Athena were said to wear shields with the image of a Medusa as protection.