Shield of Thebes Silver Cufflinks

Silver Sater of Thebes

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Shield of Thebes silver cufflinks. The design is from the shield depicted on the one side of the silver stater of Thebes. In 520 BC it becomes a symbol of the union and at the same time it is the emblem of Boeotian coinage. Its shape and symbolism led us to create this unique art piece. Handmade replica in solid silver.

Diameter: 2 cm

Take a look at the rest of the cufflink collection and the silver stater of Thebes.

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In ancient Thessaly the main occupations were agriculture and livestock farming. In the 4th century BC there is a development of trade in Feres, when the tyrants also controlled the ports of Pagasitikos. Famous was the Thessalian wine produced on the slopes of Ossa and Pelion as well as on the islands of Northern Sporades. So a bunch of grapes, on the back of the coins, are also characteristic of the Thessalian coinage. Various currencies, mainly magnesian cities, have this feature. Having an ally of the vast plains and the mild climate, the Thessalians were engaged in the breeding of horses, cattle and sheep. The Thessalian horses were renowned all over Greece, even Alexander the Great in Thessaly found his famous Boukefala. Numerous Thessalian coins have horse and rider performances, as well as pictures with bullfighting events.

Most of the Thessalian cities cut their coins during the Antiquity, most of which were silver (drachma, diadrachmo, etc.) or bronze (opols, etc.)


Source: larissanet

Thebes, Boeotia
6th century B.C.
Dimensions (WxHxD):
2 cm
Gross Weight:
60 gr
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
12.7 gr

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