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A replica of a silver didrachm from Thebes, dating to the early 5th century BC.

The cities of Boeotia had formed a league under the leadership of Thebes. The unity of the league is declared by the use of a shared design of a shield on the obverse of all the coins of the league cities.

The reverse shows a volute krater and the Greek letters 'theta' and 'epsilon', the first two letters of the city.

shield and krater coin pendant

SKU: JV-031
  • dimensions

    Diameter: 2cm
  • about this collection of jewellery

    It has been a privilege to work with the Vaphiadis family since 2007. They are one of the best manufacturers of sterling silver jewellery in Greece.

    The collection is inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.

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