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#6390 Apollo & Athena Trichalka Bracelet
Certificate of Authenticity

#6390 Apollo & Athena Trichalka Bracelet

$590.00


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  • Obverse: Apollo
  • Reverse: Athena
  • Date: 196 - 146 BC
  • Mint: Larissa, Thessaly, Greece
  • Bronze Trichalka Coin in 14k Gold Bezel on 8mm Wide Sterling Silver Bracelet
  • Bracelet Size: 7.5", Framed Coin Size: 23mm Diameter, Weight: 28g

Description:
This coin was minted in the ancient city of Larissa, meaning “stronghold” in Greek. In 196 BC, Larissa became an ally of Rome following the great victory in the Second Macedonian War in 200 – 197 BC and was the headquarters of the Thessalian League in Northern Greece. This victory freed the Greeks, who celebrated by issuing new autonomous coinage.
In Greek mythology, Apollo (featured on this coin) is one of the most important and many-sided of the Olympian deities. Apollo, the patron god of archers was recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; music, poetry, and the arts. He was the son of Zeus and as the patron of Delphi, Apollo was the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing were associated with Apollo and he was seen as a god who had the ability to cure. Athena brandishing a spear and holding a shield, is depicted on the reverse of this coin. She was also the child of Zeus and the goddess of wisdom, peace, warfare, strategy, agricultural arts, handicrafts and reason. An armed warrior goddess, Athena appears in Greek mythology as a helper of many heroes, including Odysseus, Jason, and Heracles. In Classical Greek myths she never consorts with a lover, earning the title Athena Parthenos "Athena the virgin", hence the name of her most famous temple, the Parthenon, on the Acropolis in Athens.