Apollo Necklace


Authentic silver tetradrachm coin of Patraos set in 18K yellow gold paired with a unique rollo chain front closing toggle featuring rhodolite garnet cabochons.

Handmade in Rome.

Available on back-order

The Apollo and the silver coin depicting Patraos are interconnected through the historical context of ancient Macedonia. Apollo, the Greek god of music, arts, and prophecy, held significant cultural and religious importance for the ancient Greeks. During the reign of Alexander the Great, who was influenced by Hellenistic culture, Apollo became an important figure in the Macedonian pantheon as well. Patraos, a historical figure and general in Alexander’s army, was recognised for his loyalty and bravery. To honour him and showcase their allegiance, his descendants minted a silver coin bearing his image alongside the likeness of Apollo, symbolising their connection to both the deity and the esteemed warrior. The coin serves as a tangible testament to the rich cultural and political intertwining of gods and mortals in ancient Macedonia.

  • Ancient silver coin
  • 18K Yellow Gold
  • Rhodolite garnet cabochons
  • Made in Italy
  • Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown.
  • This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Ancient Coin Ø 24mm
  • Chain length 45cm

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Each ancient coin and artefact we place into jewellery has been restored and professionally stabilised to preserve it for lifetimes of enjoyment. Patina, the natural toning and oxidation that occurs on silver, bronze and copper coins, is not dirt – it is a layer of what becomes protection for the coin formed over hundreds of years and is a valuable part of the coin’s unique history. Conservation efforts stabilise and preserve these precious patinas whenever possible. Please don’t try to “improve” your ancient coin, it has already been perfected by numismatic specialists.

Silver naturally tones over time to a soft to deepening grey, with brighter highlights on the raised surfaces of the design. This toning is highly coveted as it adds a touch of age and beauty to the coin’s details that only time can. DO NOT, under any circumstances, attempt to strip this patina. You may clean your coin bezel (the metal frame around your coin) only with a soft, non-abrasive polishing cloth. To remove skin oils and smudges from your silver treasure coin jewellery, use warm water mixed with non-citrus, plain dish soap and a soft-bristle tooth brush. Rinse it in clean water and use a soft, cotton towel to gently and completely dry.

Depicted on the Coin

Obverse: Head of Apollo.

Reverse: Armed warrior on horse prancing right, spearing fallen enemy, who holds spear and shield.

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