SICILY, Naxos AR Tetradrachm Circa 461-430 BC.Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing wreath of ivy, hair tied in bunch behind head. Legend reads N-AXI-ON, nude and ithyphallic Silenos squatting facing left.
This fine pendant was made from skilled artisans specialized at creating Ancient themed jewelry. By employing the highest possible level of skill in ancient artifact representation, our workshop is known for it's outstanding silver and gold reproductions of antiquities since 1928 among coin enthusiasts worldwide. We consistently utilize a number of ancient silversmithing and hand-made techniques in order to match the clarity and quality of ancient craftsmanship in our own silver. Ancient coins cannot be reproduced so finely any other way.
The coin is characterized by collectors as one of the most celebrated coins from antiquity and a masterpiece of an engraving. Originals are valued from $15000 - $30000 depending on condition.The Greek god Dionysus, (also spelt Dionysos or known as Bacchus to Romans) was known as the god that liberated man from his normal self through madness, ecstasy and wine. Dionysus/Bacchus was widely celebrated at wild intoxicating festivals. According to Nietzsche this indulging expression of man was absolutely necessary in order to counter and balance the Apollonian spirit which was man's outgoing self, albeit trapped within his morals. The cult Dionysus, son of Zeus and Semeli is also symbolized by the phallus and the erect satyr.
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||23 mm (29⁄32in)|