Zodiac Star Sign Ancient Coin Necklace by Chupi.
The stars have fascinated us ever since ancient times. When the ancient Greeks and Romans first looked to the skies, they saw the constellations glittering brightly and wrote down the very first zodiac.
Chupi has been in love with star signs ever since she was little, when she was given a 2000 year old ancient greek coin with a depiction of her star sign, Aquarius, on it by her godfather. This collection is inspired by those ancient coins.
Each star sign necklace is cast from an original Greek or Roman coin, read the story of your star sign below:
Aquarius: The front shows a nymph with wings holding an urn pouring water. On the reverse is Gallenius son of Valerian 27 BC-289 AD.
Aries: The front shows a ram walking to the left, with a the name of a powerful leader above. On the reverse is the bust of Athena, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet. Circa 300-280 BC.
Cancer: The front shows a crab with a crown above, with three pellets showing the value of the coin. On the reverse is an eagle with its wings spread, holding a hare in its talons. Struck circa 425-410 B.C. in the Greek city of Akragas in Sicily.
Capricorn: The front shows Capricorn, with a globe held between it’s hooves and a cornucopia, the symbol of plenty, appearing over the shoulder. On the reverse is the bust of Macrinus, Roman Emperor from 217-218 A.D.
Gemini: The front shows two peaks of the Dioscuri, each with a star above from the Greek city of Dioskourias in Kolchis. The reverse says the coin was struck under Mithradates VI the Great circa 105-90 B.C.
Leo: The front shows a lion roaring. On the reverse four quadrants and a raised single dot for the coin’s value. From Chersonesos, Thrace. Struck circa 350-330 BC.
Libra: The front shows Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. The date in the upper left field with palm branch in field to right. On the reverse Salonina - Roman Empress: 253-268 A.D. Wife of Gallienus. Struck regnal year 13 of Gallienus, 265/266 A.D.
Pisces: The front shows two fish swimming to the left and a dolphin swimming to the right. On the reverse is the bust of Caracalla - Roman Emperor: 198-217 A.D.
Sagittarius: The front shows a centaur advancing right with a drawn bow. On the reverse Gallienus - Roman Emperor: 253-268 A.D. Struck at the mint of Rome 254-255 A.D.
Scorpio: The front shows Zeus Nikephoros seated left holding the goddess Nike and scepter; a scorpion rests in the corner. On the reverse is the laureate head of Zeus. Struck circa 63-48 B.C. in the Greek city of Antioch on the Orontes in Seleukis and Pieria.
Taurus: The front shows a bull standing proud. On the reverse is Julian II 'The Apostate' - 360-363 A.D. who was Caesar under Constanius II.
Virgo: The front shows Tyche (Greek for luck; the Roman equivalent was Fortuna). Tyche was the presiding tutelary deity that governed the fortune and prosperity of a city. On the reverse Gordian III - Roman Emperor: 238-244 A.D.
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