Choose between the goddess of love, beauty, and sexual attraction, or the mythical horse Pegasus, on this lovely rotating coin ring.
The coin is replica of the Corinthian silver drachm, which showed Aphrodite on its reverse, rather than the helmeted Athena found on Corinthian silver staters.
That Aphrodite was depicted on the coin suggests the goddess’ close association with, and importance to, the city of Corinth.
Alongside Kythera and Kypros, Aphrodite’s principal cult centre was at Corinth. Ancient writers record that her temple was filled with more than a thousand female servants, sacred to the goddess, who used to draw many male visitors to the city…!
The Corinthian connection with Pegasus comes from the myth of Bellephoron, hero of Corinth, who tamed the winged horse and, with his help, killed the fire-breathing Chimaera and defeated the Amazons.
Note from Elinor:
The ring sizes I have in stock at the moment are in the 'more detail' tab. Please don't order a ring size that isn't there, as I shall have to refund your order!
|available sizes in stock||K, O, Q, S, T|
|dimensions etc||diameter of coin: 1.5cm|
|country of origin||Made in Greece. It’s All Greek is proud to have been working with the Vaphiadis family silver jewellery business since 2007.|
Aphrodite and Pegasus rotating coin ring
- Code: JV-220
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £40.00