Steven Battelle - Pontos Greek Coin Pendant, circa 300-250 BC
Steven Battelle - Pontos Greek Coin Pendant, circa 300-250 BC
Steven Battelle - Pontos Greek Coin Pendant, circa 300-250 BC
$1,056.00

Steven Battelle - Pontos Greek Coin Pendant, circa 300-250 BC

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Own a piece of ancient history! This amazing pendant features an authenticated ancient Greek coin from Amisos - the Black Sea coast of present day Turkey. The 18K gold bezel allows views on both sides of the coin. 
  • Coin measures approximately 19mm across
  • Estimated to be from about 300-250 BC
  • 18K gold bezel and bale
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity 
  • Skillfully handcrafted pendant made in Bali

From the certificate of Authenticity: 

This coin has been personally inspected and determined to be an authentic ancient coin. If deemed a forgery by the ACCS, IGC, NGC, or PCGS, it may be returned at any time for a refund of the purchase price.

Modern Samsun known as Amisos by Greeks and Byzantines, Missos by Romans, and then Samsun by Seljuk Turks and Ottoman Turks lies between the deltas of the Kizilirmak and Yellirmak rivers on the northern coast of Turkey. It is the largest city and the main port for trade of the middle Black Sea coast in Turkey. Amisos lies within the region referred to by Greeks as the Pontos. The Greeks knew the Black Sea as early as the 8th century BC. This view is based on archaeological evidence and on early Greek legends such as Jason and the Argonauts who set out to find the Golden Fleece in Colchis. The earliest Greek trade with the lands around the Black Sea was reflected in the Greek legends about the origin of iron. According to these legends items of iron first came from the Trans-Caucasian regions. Also, according to Apollonius of Rhodes' story of The Voyage of the Argo, the mythical Amazons lived just east of Amisos in three towns near Themiscrya near the mouth of the Thermodon (modern Terme) river. Amisos was founded around 564 BC. The Greek settlers in both Sinope and Amisos had to deal with the indigenous people from the beginning of their colonial activities, since their survival depended on access to the native territory to obtain agricultural products, minerals and metals.

Hera is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. In Greek mythology, a little owl baby accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom, and has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world.

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Shipping

Orders placed Monday through Friday before 2:00 pm EST (excluding holidays) will be shipped the same day, pending item availability. Orders placed Saturday and Sunday will ship out the following Monday.


Returns

Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase.

All returns are handled via email. Please email sales@clay-pot.com to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.  Once the RMA number has been sent, you will receive a return label within 2 business days. 

Items being returned must be in new condition and shipped prepaid to us in the original packaging.

Ring Sizing

Rings purchased can sized within a range. Occasionally the ring will have to ordered in the correct size and current pricing will apply. If you have a question about a specific ring please reach out to us at sales@clay-pot.com