Ancient Greek silver tetradrachm of the Greek gods of wine Dionysos in a 14k gold pendant.
This is a chunky ancient Greek silver coin tetradrachm from Maroneia in Thrace, around the second century BC. The side A shows the head of the god, young and beautiful, with a complex and elegant hair look. He is wearing a wreath of ivy leaves, with two clusters of ivy berries at the front. Ivy and the grape-vine were both sacred to him.
Dionysos was the Greek god of wine, of ritual madness and ecstatic performance. He was on of the main Greek pantheon, lived on the Mount Olympus. He was known to be the son of Zeus, and the daughter of either Semele or Persephone.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.