Aphrodite (Venus) is the goddess of love, beauty, and sensuality. Aphrodite symbolizes love which unites all, the vital cosmic force which permeates every aspect of nature and creation. Aphrodite is an immediate and divine power, self-giving of warmth and truth, harmony and grace. Coin description: Aphrodite’s hair is held in an ampyx, a type of hair headband, visible above the forehead and holding up the back of her hair. She is wearing drop earrings and a pearl necklace. On the reverse side is the head and foreleg of a lion, lion’s open mouth, protruding tongue within an incuse square. Original coin was minted in Cnidus, Ionia (Turkey), 387-345 BC.
Style: Goddess of Love
Precious Metal: Sterling Silver
Size: 3/4″ diameter (18.7mm)
Chain: 18″ Sterling Silver
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This piece is reversible – it can be worn with either side showing. The goddess charm is a copy of an authentic ancient Greek coin from 300 BC, possessing rich sculptural detail front and back. This impressive piece is made in all sterling silver with an 18″ sterling silver chain.
How Cross Came to Make the Goddess Necklace
Working with private collectors of antiquities over a 10-year period, we sought to acquire some of the most beautiful goddess coins of ancient Greece. We focused on a 150-year time frame from 400BC – 250BC within the classical period of Greece. This century and a half was the time in history in which the most beautiful coins ever minted came into circulation. Once our collection was assembled we used the originals as masters, re-oriented front with back to allow coins to hang properly with erect images. The coins were also reduced slightly to eliminate unnecessary weight and to allow for a pleasing visual progression. Only the most beautiful depictions of the goddesses were chosen. Special consideration was given to centering the coin’s imagery and selecting coins free from wear. Also important in our selection was to find coins with a reverse of rich imagery and symbolic importance to each goddess. All reproductions in this collection are clearly stamped “copy” on the edge.
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