Set in 18 karat gold earrings rimmed with sparkling diamonds, the obverse depicts a portrait of Herakles (Roman Hercules), the greatest warrior hero of ancient Greek mythology, facing right, wearing the famed lion skin headdress. The reverse depicts the divine Zeus, king of the Gods on Mount Olympus and father of Herakles, seated on a throne facing left, one leg crossed behind the other, an eagle perched in his outstretched right hand, a long scepter in his left, and a torch underneath, ANAPOYAPOY (of Alexander) to the right.
Dimensions: Diameter: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), Weight: 7.5 g
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall. Don't miss the matching necklace too!
Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired from California dealer in the 1990's.