Spiga di Grano Ring
This unique ring features a rare ancient silver coin from Southern Lucania circa 470-440 B.C. depicting a barley ear set in 18K yellow gold.
Handmade in Rome.
An ear of barley was a symbol of good fortune, wealth and the harvest in Italy. A class of plants encountered as iconographic types on ancient coins is agricultural crops. These are mainly local crops that were a significant source of wealth and prosperity for the city. The coin issues of Metapontion in the region of Lucania in South Italy bear witness to the cultivation of cereals. In reality, 90% of cereal production was barley. Even if the ancients were aware of the better nutritional value of wheat, the growing of barley was less demanding and more productive.
- Ancient silver coin
- 18K Yellow Gold
- Made in Italy
- This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
- Coin Ø 12mm
- Band Thickness 2.5mm
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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: Barley ear.
Reverse: Incluse Bucranium.
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 shop@dubini.