Ancient Greek Bronze Amulet depicting Vergina Sun / Macedonian Star, c 150-50 Bc

Sold $97.47 26 Bids, CAD $7.07 Shipping, 14-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: Top-Rated Seller eternalinvestments (2,584) 100%, Location: Eltham, London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 264230703871 For sale is Ancient Greek / Macedon Bronze Amulet Pendant depicting Vergina Sun / Macedonian Starcirca 150-50 Bc The Vergina Sun, also known as the Star of Vergina, Vergina Star, Macedonian Star or Argead Star, is a rayed solar symbol appearing in ancient Greek art of the period between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC. The Vergina Sun proper has sixteen triangular rays, while comparable symbols of the same period variously have sixteen, twelve, eight or (rarely) six rays. The name "Vergina Sun" became widely used after the archaeological excavations in and around the small town of Vergina, in northern Greece, during the late 1970s. In older references, the name "Argead Star" or "Star of the Argeadai" is used for the Sun as the possible royal symbol of the Argead dynasty of Macedon. There it was depicted on a golden larnax found in a 4th-century BC royal tomb belonging to either Philip II or Philip III of Macedon, the father and half-brother of Alexander the Great, respectively. Tentatively interpreted as the historical royal symbol of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia (rather than just a generic decorative element in ancient Greek art), the Vergina Sun came into popular use among Macedonian Greeks since the 1980s, and became commonly used as an official emblem of the three regional units and the municipalities in the Greek region of Macedonia. The Vergina Sun symbol was the subject in a controversy in the first half of 1990s between Greece and the newly-independent Macedonia which adopted it as a symbol of Macedonian nationalism and depicted it on the newly-formed republic's flag. Eventually, in 1995 and as a result of this dispute, the young republic's flag was revised into a different rayed solar symbol. About 25 mm including the loop. 3.7 grams. See photo For Condition The Loop is intact. Wearable. Guaranteed genuine, as all of the items in our Store. Postage is combined on items - £1 additional fees for extra item/cont orders. We accept Paypal, UK Postal order, UK Banker's draft, and UK Personal cheque. Please have a look at what else we are offering. Thank you. Condition: The Loop is intact. Wearable. Stunning & quite rare. Very good. Mint condition., Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: Bronze, Type: Amulets, Colour: Multi-Coloured

PicClick Insights PicClick Exclusive
  •  Popularity - Super high amount of bids. 74 views, 4.4 views per day, 17 days on eBay. High amount of views. 1 sold, 0 available.
  •  Price -
  •  Seller - 2,584+ items sold. 0% negative feedback. Top-Rated Seller! Ships on time with tracking, 0 problems with past sales.
Similar Items