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Griffin Hoop Earrings
Authentic Ionian coins minted circa 320-294 B.C. set in 18K yellow gold.
Handmade in Rome.
Available on back-order
The Griffin is a legendary creature with the head and wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion. As the eagle was considered the ‘king of the birds’, and the lion the ‘king of the beasts’, the griffin was perceived as a powerful and majestic creature. During the Persian Empire, the griffin was seen as a protector from evil, witchcraft and slander.
- Ancient silver coins
- 18K Yellow Gold
- 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.
- Coin Ø 10mm
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You may return or exchange all mainline products ordered within 14 days of receipt of the goods.
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 Coins
Obverse : Griffin seated right, left paw raised.
Reverse: THI / [ΔIO]YXHΣ, ethnic above, and magistrate’s name vertically downwards to right of Chelys (lyre).
Please note that we offer a bespoke service. Should you wish to customise your piece by selecting from our range of coins, gemstones, type of metal or engrave a message. Feel free to get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org