Totally unique and gorgeous, this ancient greek style tetradrachm coin struck by the lower Danube Celts circa 148-50 B.C. has been turned into a stunning handmade ring. The style of the ring setting is designed to frame the coin perfectly, without taking away from the coins ancient beauty. The silver setting will not damage the coin either but forever preserve its beauty. The sterling silver hammered textured band perfectly compliments the look of the coin and is all handmade. The inside of the ring band is stamped 925.
The coin is large so the ring is a real statement piece with a diameter of 3.5 cm. These coins were made in the style of the Greek city of Thasos, by the ancient people of Thrace. The coin depicts the head of a young Dionysos wreathed with a band of ivy across his forehead and flowing locks. The rear of the coin is inscribed, 'HPAKΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ' with Hercules standing naked, holding a club with a lion skin over his arm.
Dimensions are as follows:
Ring size M 1/2 - N
Weight 30.23 grams
Diameter of coin in setting 3.5 cm
* Numismatic Note: The ancient Celtic people would issue their own versions of the coins of their neighbors, such as the Greeks which have their own unique style to behold. The Celts of the Danube imitated ancient Greek coins of the time period, this one of the city of Thasos in Thrace. The reason they did this was they frequently traded with the Greek people and their coins were popular and recognised for trade, so they struck their own, to make trading easier
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