Minotaur silver bracelet. Its designs derive from the city’s most famous myth, the Minotaur in the labyrinth, Knossos in Crete. The Minotaur had the body of a man and the head of a bull. He was born, as a result to the encounter between a bull and Pasiphae, the wife of the Cretan King Minos. Handmade replica of the ancient silver stater of Knossos, which is dated around 425 B.C. depicting on the one side the Minotaur and on the other the labyrinth. It is one of the earliest coins minted at Knossos, a city on the northern coast of Crete. Handmade replica in solid silver.
Diameter of the coin: 2,2 cm
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.
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The silver stater of Knossos, dated around 425 B.C., is one of the earliest coins minted at Knossos, a city on the northern coast of Crete. Its designs derive from the city’s most famous myth, the Minotaur in the labyrinth. The Minotaur had the body of a man and the head of a bull. He was born, as a result to the encounter between a bull and Pasiphae, the wife of the Cretan King Minos. The Minotaur was kept by Minos in a specially constructed labyrinth at Knossos, which was made by Daidalos, and was fed with maidens and young boys sent from Athens as tribute to the Cretan king. According to mythology, Minotaur was killed by Theseus.
On the obverse of the coin, Minotaur is pictured, holding an unidentified object in his raised hand, while a design of the Labyrinth, is shown on the reverse in the shape of a clockwise swastika with a floral pattern in the center and squares in the four corners.
Οriginal ancient Greek coins are at the Numismatic Museum in Athens.
adjustable cord with to fill all wrists with special tying
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