This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Greek Mithradates VI coin set in a 14k gold filled setting (reversible - photos 1 & 2). From around 85-65 B.C., this coin has made quite the journey to get here! The coin rests on a 14k gold filled rope chain perfect everyday wear.
* Genuine Mithradates VI Coin - Pontus, Amisos (Ancient Greece) mint - Depicts Dionysus on the front and a cista mystica on the back (more below) * Necklace Length: 16 or 18 inches (choose at dropdown menu) * Charm Drop: Approximately 32 mm/1.24 inches * Charm Width: 23 mm/0.91 inches * 14k Gold Filled Spring Ring Clasp
** PLEASE NOTE: This is the exact coin you will receive! As all of these ancient coins were made by hand (and have aged about 2,100 years), they all have unique shapes and printings; and are therefore one of a kind.
DIONYSUS - The ancient Greek god of the wine harvest, and thereby wine and revelry as well as theatre. Performance and art were foundations of the Cult of Dionysus; and his followers are accredited with the birth of organized theatre.
CISTA MYSTICA - a sacred casket (invented in Ancient Egypt); which the Cult of Dionysus used to house the snakes that were used in their initiation ceremony. The serpent was believed to represent the god himself.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity.