The Ear Bracelet, is inspired by the silver stater coin of Metapontion. On both side is an embossed ear of wheat which actually shows the great cereal production of the region. It originates from the ancient Greek colonies in Lower Italy and Sicily, in the middle of the 6th cent. B.C. Solid brass.
Diameter of the theme: 2,5cm
Dimensions of bracelet: the cord is adjustable to fit all wrists with its special tying.
**The cord comes in three colours, black, burgundy red and blue. You can specify which colour you wish, in the comments box when you place your order.
You may also see, our collection of ancient coins' replicas.
Metapontion staters. Ancient coin with an embossed ear of wheat. The coins of the Greek colonies in Lower Italy and Sicily were cut after the middle of the 6th cent. B.C. Their designs refer to the source of wealth from domestic production and sometimes the patron goddess of the publishing city. A typical example of the first category is the staters of Metapontion, one of the Achaean colonies, where an ear of wheat is depicted, showing thus the great cereal production of the region.
The ear of wheat is associated with the deities of agriculture. In ancient Greek culture, it is depicted in silver coins, indicating the increased cultivation of the area. The golden ear is the result of the union of the bright sun with the pure earth. In the Eleusinian mysteries, they offered the fruit of the wheat, symbolizing abundance.
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