The Star of Vergina, Brass Paper Weight

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This paper weight is inspired by the Star of Vergina or Vergina Sun, that decorated the golden larnax (ash-chest). The larnax was found in the tomb of King Philip II of Macedonia and dated around to 5th century B.C. A common symbol of ancient Greece, that we find decorating coins, pottery, paintings and statues, long before the Macedonian kingdom and Argead dynasty. It is a particular aesthetic handmade creation, of solid brass. A unique gift for your office or home. 

Dimensions: diameter  8 cm x 4 mm (thik)

Every item is offered in gift packaging.

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All of our creations are handmade and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a guarantee of our workshop.

Estimated delivery time :           

- Greece : 5 working days

- Europe : 7 - 10 working days

- Rest of world : 10 - 28 working days

The Vergina Sun or "Star of Vergina" is a symbol that was widely used by the Ancient Greeks. Although the Sun of Vergina is a national symbol, it is known because of the Macedonians, who used it as a symbol of the Argead dynasty in the Kingdom of Macedonia. The four rays represent the four elements, Earth - Sea - Fire - Air and the other twelve rays represent the twelve Gods of Olympus.

The symbol was found during archaeological excavations in 1977 by the archaeologist Manolis Andronikos in the archaeological site of Vergina, in Macedonia, Greece. It was depicted on a golden larnax found in a fourth century B.C. royal tomb belonging probably to King Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.

Area:
Macedonia
Date:
5th century B.C.
Dimensions (WxHxD):
diameter 8 cm x 4 mm (thick)
Gross Weight:
385 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Brass
Subcategory:
Paper-weight
Weight:
190 gr

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