Hard to believe that this silver ancient Greek coin was minted almost 2000 years ago! Notice the detailed images of Athena, goddess of Wisdom holding Nike, Winged Victory and Emperor Ariarathes V (known for his cultivation of philosophy and the liberal arts). Most of the time the mint makers never paid attention to the image orientation when they struck the coin. This one is unique because the coin rotates so you can wear both sides.
Set in a simple handcrafted sterling silver setting.
- Denomination: Drachm
Mint: Cappadocian Kingdom (now part of Eastern Turkey)
Date: 163-130 B.C.E.
Obverse: Diademed head of Emperor Ariarathes V
Reverse: Athena, goddess of Wisdom holding Nike, Winged Victory
Setting: Handcrafted in solid sterling silver. Chain sold separately
Certificate of Authenticity with specific photo images included.
Inv #: A91490