Sterling Silver Necklace. Coin of Gaza. Roman Period 133 C.E. Double-Sided Replica
925 Sterling silver
Size: 3 cm X 3.5cm / 1.2" X 1.4"
This stunning necklace replicates both sides of an ancient coin discovered in archaeological explorations in Israel. Not only is it dazzlingly beautiful, but you'll be wearing a piece of history!
This silver replica is of an original bronze coin, minted in 133 C.E., one of the many coins of the city of Gaza that gave evidence to the historical event of the Roman emperor Hadrian's visit to Judea. Hadrian reached Judea from the port of Gaza in 130 C.E. and from then on, until Hadrian's death in 138 C.E., the coins of Gaza were dated by the era of the visit.
The obverse side of the coin shows the bust of Hadrian and his name and title in Greek, On the reverse side is the temple of Marnas (Marneion), the chief god of the city. Depicted within the temple are Marnas (on the right) and his consort Artemis (on the left) facing each other. The Greek inscription gives the name of the city and its god "Gaza, Marnas" and mentions that the coin was issued in the fourth year of Hadrian's visit to Judea.
Comes with sterling silver chain or black silicone cord in your choice of length.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem together with a description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.