A distinctive pendant from the A. Leondarakis collection with a unique design.
The pendant is a copy of a B.C. 500, four drachma, silver coin from the ancient Greek city of Abdera. On the front it features a Griffin and on the reverse a quadripartite square with letters that form the word AB(Δ)HPITΩΝ (Abdēritōn).
The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Griffins are normally known for guarding treasure and well valued priceless possession. (http://www.forumancientcoins.com)
The coin is made from solid 925 sterling silver and is engulfed by solid 14K yellow gold. On its back it carries the metal fineness stamps, the Workshop code ΩΙ34 and the ELKA quality hallmark (Hellenic Silver and Goldsmith Center).
It will be sent to you with a natural leather string in a presentation box for you to keep or present as a gift.
Established in 1920, A. Leondarakis is a family run business with a long history committed in the production of quality, unconventional gold and silver jewelry with a recognizable identity.
The A. Leondarakis name ensures that this artifact was made with quality in mind and will be a possession to enjoy.
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: Length 2.9cm x Width 2.4cm (1.14″ x 0.94″)
Important notes: Please note that the item might not be in stock (please feel free to contact us for item availability). Items that are not in stock might take up to two weeks to ship. If the item is in stock we ship in a maximum of three days. Custom orders might also take up to two weeks to ship. Each item is handmade and not machine produced.