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Chersonesos Lion Signet Ring
Authentic Thracian silver coin minted circa 4th century B.C. set in 18K yellow gold with wooden inlay.
Handmade in Rome.
Chersonesos was founded in the 8th Century B.C. by settlers from Thrace. They founded 12 cities. In the 7th Century B.C. Athens founded a major colony and fortified the pennisula until the persian conquest in 493 B.C. After the defeat of Persia by Athens, the Chersonese was again under Athenian rule and a member of the Delia league except for brief spartan hegemony during the peloponessian war. The 4th Century, the time in which this coin was struck, saw a bitter rivalry over control of this strategic greek foothold in Asia between Athens and King Philip II of Macedon.
- Ancient silver coin
- 18K Yellow Gold
- Made in Italy
- This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
- Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown.
- Coin Ø 12mm
- Band thickness 10-15mm
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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: Forepart of lion right, head reverted.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet and monogram in one sunken quarter, lizard in the other.
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