Sterling Silver Necklace. Coin of Ascalon. Roman Period 153 C.E. Double-Sided Replica
Brand: The Israel Museum
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925 Sterling silver
Diameter: 2.7 cm / 1.1"
This stunning necklace replicates both sides of an ancient coin discovered in archaeological explorations in Israel. Not only is it dazzlingly beautiful, but you'll be wearing a piece of history!
This silver replica is of the original bronze coin of Ascalon (Ashkelon) which was struck in 153 C.E. Ascalon is the city that issued the greatest number of coins in the Land of Israel during the Roman period.
The obverse side of the coin shows the head of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius and his name and title in Greek. The reverse side shows the Ascalonian goddess Derketo holding a scepter in her left hand and a dove is resting on the palm of her right hand. Derketo is standing on a triton, a sea monster with a human head and a fish tail. The inscription in greek reads "Ascalon year 256" (=153 C.E.).
Comes with sterling silver chain or black silicone cord in your choice of length.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem together with a description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.