Female Janiform Signet Ring
This unique ring features an ancient silver coin from Mysia, Lampsakos dating circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. set in 18K yellow gold.
Handmade in Rome.
Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology, and presided over passages, doors, gates and endings, as well as in transitional periods such as from war to peace.
He was usually depicted as having two faces looking at opposite ways, one towards the past and the other towards the future. There was no equivalent of Janus in Greek mythology.
However, the Greeks did make plenty of coins with Janiform heads. Just like this beauty with female janiform heads.
- Ancient silver coin
- 18K Yellow Gold
- Made in Italy
- This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
- Coin Ø 18mm
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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: Janiform female head, each wearing Stephane, and with a single central earring.
Reverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a pentagram on the bowl.
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