24K GOLD / SILVER JEWELRY

EXTREMELY FINE ARTWORKS OF CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY C. 800 BC - AD 600

EXTREMELY FINE ARTWORKS OF CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY

24K - 18K GOLD | SILVER | GOLD PLATED
The finest art of human history was handcrafted by the Greek and Roman artists during the Classical Antiquity.
In Fine art, Classical Antiquity defines the flourishing period of the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and their influence on the cultures in the Mediterranean, Europe, Northern Africa, and West Asia.
The influence of the Ancient Greek culture in the Mediterranean is considered the base of modern culture.
 With the fall of Corinth in 146 BC most of the Greek peninsula fell to the Roman Republic. The sophisticated Greeks highly influenced the progressive Roman culture.
The influence of the progressive Roman culture and institutions in language, art, literature, law, government, and architecture build the foundation of modern society.
The Roman Monarchy (753 - 510 BC) was overthrown by the people to form the Roman Republic, represented by two consuls and a senate. Rome's advanced organization enabled the expansion over the entire Mediterranean.
Gaius Iulius Caesar (100 - 44 BC) enriched and enlarged the republic like no other man before him. He had conquered the provinces Hispania and Gallia, gaining himself enormous wealth and the authority over huge armies. His political career as a third consul led to the Roman civil war, which resulted in the monocratic Roman Empire.
In AD 395 the Roman Empire got divided at its greatest territorial extent, when it was home to one third of the world's population. The downfall of the Western Roman Empire with its new capital in present day Milan was signified by its revolting citizens.
 In AD 476, the Germanic leader Odoacer was the first Barbarian to rule in Rome. This marks the end of Roman Classical Antiquity. The Eastern-Roman Empire is known to us as the Byzantine Empire.
The Eastern-Roman capital Byzantium, present day Istanbul, was renamed to Constantinople by Constantine the Great (AD 272–337) in AD 330. His conversion to Christianity played a key role in the rise of monotheism.
The Byzantine or Eastern-Roman Empire continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Empire in AD 1453. Official mints depict Christian and Early-Medieval symbolism.
GREEK
MEDUSA
The severed head of the Gorgon Medusa is a famous protective symbol known as the Gorgoneion.
GREEK DESIGN FROM APPOLONIA PONTICA,
PRESENT DAY BULGARIA,
C. 450 BC
MEASURES 12 MM
SILVER FROM €120
18K GOLD FROM €400
24K GOLD FROM €550
SCORPION
In Greek mythology Mother Earth created the Scorpion to defeat the passionate hunter Orion, who threatened to make all wild animals extinct.
GREEK DESIGN FROM CARIA,
PRESENT DAY TURKEY,
C. 400 BC
MEASURES 6 MM
SILVER €150
18K GOLD €280
ROMAN
JANUS
Without a Greek equivalent, the two-faced Roman god Janus was the most important god to the Romans.
MINT FROM ANCIENT ROME, 220 BC
MEASURES 21 MM
SILVER FROM €280
GOLD PLATED FROM €350
18K GOLD FROM €1700
PERSEUS
The Greek hero Perseus is a son of Zeus and a popular figure in Greek art.
ROMAN GEMSTONE
MEASURES 16 MM
18K GOLD €500
24K GOLD €650
SILVER GOLD PLATED FROM €140
AMOR
Amor unites individuals with his golden arrows to help them realize their full potential.
MINT FROM ANCIENT ROME, 75 BC
MEASURES 14 MM
SILVER FROM €120
18K GOLD FROM €450
24K GOLD FROM €600
LUNULA
Worn by girls in Ancient Rome, the Lunula was an amulet for protection, creativity, feminine power and strength.
ROMAN JEWELRY
MEASURES 9 MM
18K GOLD FROM €120
SILVER NECKLACE €40
MAENAD
The Maenads are wild female worshippers of the Greek god Dionysos or Bacchus in Rome.
ROMAN JEWELRY
MEASURES 14 MM
SILVER €180
18K GOLD €320
HORSEMAN
A conquering hero signifies the perfect mastery of self and the powers of nature.
ROMAN GEMSTONE
MEASURES 6 MM
SILVER €140
18K GOLD €270
GREEK
MEDUSA
GREEK DESIGN FROM APPOLONIA PONTICA,
PRESENT DAY BULGARIA,
C. 450 BC
MEASURES 12 MM
SILVER FROM €120
18K GOLD FROM €400
24K GOLD FROM €550
The severed head of the Gorgon Medusa is a famous protective symbol known as the Gorgoneion.
SCORPION
GREEK DESIGN FROM CARIA,
PRESENT DAY TURKEY,
C. 400 BC
MEASURES 6 MM
SILVER €150
18K GOLD €280
In Greek mythology Mother Earth created the Scorpion to defeat the passionate hunter Orion, who threatened to make all wild animals extinct.
ROMAN
JANUS
MINT FROM ANCIENT ROME, 220 BC
MEASURES 21 MM
SILVER FROM €280
GOLD PLATED FROM €350
18K GOLD FROM €1700
Without a Greek equivalent, the two-faced Roman god Janus was the most important god to the Romans.
PERSEUS
ROMAN GEMSTONE
MEASURES 16 MM
18K GOLD €500
24K GOLD €650
SILVER GOLD PLATED FROM €140
The Greek hero Perseus is a son of Zeus and a popular figure in Greek art.
AMOR
MINT FROM ANCIENT ROME, 75 BC
MEASURES 14 MM
SILVER FROM €120
18K GOLD FROM €450
24K GOLD FROM €600
Amor unites individuals with his golden arrows to help them realize their full potential.
LUNULA
ROMAN JEWELRY
MEASURES 9 MM
18K GOLD FROM €120
SILVER NECKLACE €40
Worn by girls in Ancient Rome, the Lunula was an amulet for protection, creativity, feminine power and strength.
MAENAD
ROMAN JEWELRY
MEASURES 14 MM
SILVER €180
18K GOLD €320
The Maenads are wild female worshippers of the Greek god Dionysos or Bacchus in Rome.
HORSEMAN
ROMAN GEMSTONE
MEASURES 6 MM
SILVER €140
18K GOLD €270
A conquering hero signifies the perfect mastery of self and the powers of nature.
The finest art of human history was handcrafted by the Greek and Roman artists during the Classical Antiquity.
In Fine art, Classical Antiquity defines the flourishing period of the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and their influence on the cultures in the Mediterranean, Europe, Northern Africa, and West Asia.
The influence of the Ancient Greek culture in the Mediterranean is considered the base of modern culture.
 With the fall of Corinth in 146 BC most of the Greek peninsula fell to the Roman Republic. The sophisticated Greeks highly influenced the progressive Roman culture.
The influence of the progressive Roman culture and institutions in language, art, literature, law, government, and architecture build the foundation of modern society.
The Roman Monarchy (753 - 510 BC) was overthrown by the people to form the Roman Republic, represented by two consuls and a senate. Rome's advanced organization enabled the expansion over the entire Mediterranean.
Gaius Iulius Caesar (100 - 44 BC) enriched and enlarged the republic like no other man before him. He had conquered the provinces Hispania and Gallia, gaining himself enormous wealth and the authority over huge armies. His political career as a third consul led to the Roman civil war, which resulted in the monocratic Roman Empire.
The Roman Monarchy (753 - 510 BC) was overthrown by the people to form the Roman Republic, represented by two consuls and a senate. Rome's advanced organization enabled the expansion over the entire Mediterranean.
Gaius Iulius Caesar (100 - 44 BC) enriched and enlarged the republic like no other man before him. He had conquered the provinces Hispania and Gallia, gaining himself enormous wealth and the authority over huge armies. His political career as a third consul led to the Roman civil war, which resulted in the monocratic Roman Empire.
In AD 395 the Roman Empire got divided at its greatest territorial extent, when it was home to one third of the world's population. The downfall of the Western Roman Empire with its new capital in present day Milan was signified by its revolting citizens.
 In AD 476, the Germanic leader Odoacer was the first Barbarian to rule in Rome. This marks the end of Roman Classical Antiquity. The Eastern-Roman Empire is known to us as the Byzantine Empire.
The Eastern-Roman capital Byzantium, present day Istanbul, was renamed to Constantinople by Constantine the Great (AD 272–337) in AD 330. His conversion to Christianity played a key role in the political change to follow monotheism.
The Byzantine or Eastern-Roman Empire continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Empire in AD 1453. Official mints depict Christian and Early-Medieval symbolism.
Animals are symbols of both physical and cosmic powers. Honored as a source of life and inspiration, each animal represents different instincts and facets of their species. Animals embody identifications with humans, aspects of their complex nature, instincts and secret motivations.
Mythology describes the religions of the ancient past. Myths tell the stories of ancestors and the origins of humans and the world. They explain cosmological and natural phenomena, cultural values and traditions.
In all countries and ages studied by historical science, the Zodiac is to be found in almost the same circular shape. It is universally associated with the most important archeological remains in the shape of temples and places.
The remarkable artworks on metals were first issued by the Greeks in c. 550 BC in Lydia, present day Turkey. When people started trading with large quantities of products and semi-precious metals, the Greek city-states named Poleis started stamping precious metals to guarantee their citizens a standardised value. Big denominations in both gold and silver could be used for trade, but most were small and only used in the areas they were issued.
With around 1000 Poleis issuing their own coins, Greek coinage reached an extraordinary level of technical and artistic performance. The designs became a matter of civic pride and often depicted a new version of a specific symbol for centuries.
The engraving of gemstones dates back to 5000 BC. The gem-engraving in Europe started c. 550 BC, when new materials and techniques became available to the Greek artists.
They passed their knowledge to the Romans, who used their immense wealth to produce extravagant jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones from all across the empire.
Gold is the perfect metal. It shines like the sun and lasts forever. Gold can be found from natural sources, it is universally associated with deities and rulers.
Silver is associated with the moon. Due to its difficult extraction there were times when it was more rare than gold.
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