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925 Sterling silver
Diameter: 2.3 cm / 0.9"
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 67 C.E., commemorating the foundation ceremony of the Roman colony at Ptolemais.
The obverse side shows the head of the Roman emperor Nero, his name and title in Latin, and a small star and crescent below on the right.
On the reverse side Nero is shown ploughing the boundary of the colony with an ox and cow. In the background are four military standards marked with the numbers of the legions -- III (Galicia), VI (Ferrata), X (Frenetis), XII (Fulminata), and the Latin name and titles of the colony.
Ptolemais was one of the first cities in the Land of Israel to mint coins and was among those which produced the most abundant of coinage. Duting the reign of emperoro Augustus some coins were minted bearing the inscription "AKH", the ancient name for Ptolemais. Later on, coins minted in the city were inscribed "AKKA" and during the time of the Crusaders coins struck carried the inscription "ACON".
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.