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Bulgari Greek Athena Ancient Coin Gold Pendant Necklace
By Bulgari
Located in Greenwich, CT
Wear a part of the past with this Bulgari Greek Athena ancient coin 18 karat yellow gold link
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Vintage 1980s Italian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Ancient Greek Roman Style White Gold Necklace
Located in New York, NY
This elegant 14k white gold necklace carved with Ancient Greek Roman style design, weighing 28.62
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Late 20th Century American Contemporary More Necklaces

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White Gold

Ancient Greek Silver Coin Pendant
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 100 B.C., Silver Tetradrachm coin, Greece, with 14k frame, c1960s. A sleek yellow gold
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Ancient Greek Silver Coin Pendant
Ancient Greek Silver Coin Pendant
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Dm 1.38 in
Ancient Greek Drachm Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An authentic Greek, Alexander the Great, AR Drachm coin (circa 3rd century BC), set in a round 22k
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek Drachm Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Drachm Pendant (pendant only)
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H 0.94 in D 0.75 in Dm 0.19 in
Ancient Greek Coin Beaded Necklace 22 Carat Yellow Gold and Blue Lapis Lazuli
By Nicofilimon the Jewelry Designer
Located in Athens, GR
Ancient-style Greek Coin Beaded Necklace in 22 Carat Yellow Gold and Blue Lapis Lazuli with godess
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Early 2000s Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold, 22k Gold

Ancient Greek Drachm Coin Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An authentic Greek Apollonia Pontika, AR Drachm Coin (Thrace, circa 450-400 BC), set in a squared
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek Drachm Coin Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Drachm Coin Pendant (pendant only)
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H 1.19 in W 0.69 in D 0.13 in
Ancient Greek Coin in 22k Drop Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
An authentic Greek Apollonia Pontika, AR Drachm Coin (Thrace, circa 450-400 BC), set in a rounded
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek Coin in 22k Drop Pendant
Ancient Greek Coin in 22k Drop Pendant
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H 1.82 in W 0.69 in D 0.13 in
Ancient Greek Rosette Necklace Object D'Art with Red Coral 18kt Gold and Silver
By Nicofilimon the Jewelry Designer
Located in Athens, GR
Ancient Greek Rosette Necklace which can be transformed into Object D'Art, decorated with Red Coral
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2010s Greek Classical Greek More Necklaces

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Coral, Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

Ancient Greek Owl Coin Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An authentic Greek, Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm Owl coin (new style, circa 133-132 BC), set in a
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

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22k Gold

Ancient Greek Owl Coin Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Owl Coin Pendant (pendant only)
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H 1.69 in D 0.19 in Dm 1.25 in
Ancient Greek 350 BC Corinth Pegasus Stater Coin Necklace in 18Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
with an authentic silver Stater 350-330 BC, from the ancient Greek city of Corinth. The main frame is
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Dimos 18k Gold Owl Pendant. Ancient Greek Symbol
Located in Athens, GR
The owl pendant in 18 karat yellow gold handcrafted with filigree wires and decorated with granulation. Simple and very classy can be worn attached to anything and give it any level...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Dimos 18k Gold Owl Pendant. Ancient Greek Symbol
Dimos 18k Gold Owl Pendant. Ancient Greek Symbol
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H 1.654 in W 0.63 in
Ancient Greek Silver Coin, Fluorite and Moonstone Dangle Pendant Necklace
By Vicki Orr Designs
Located in Naples, FL
Blue John Fluorite, ancient Greek silver coin and rose cut moonstone sterling silver dangle drop
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Moonstone, Fluorite, Silver, Sterling Silver

Ancient Greek Coin & Tanzanite Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Authentic Greek (Macedonian) Alexander the Great silver Drachm coin (circa 336 - 323 BC) set in
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

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Tanzanite, 22k Gold, Sterling Silver

Ancient Greek Coin & Tanzanite Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Coin & Tanzanite Pendant (pendant only)
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H 1.63 in W 0.88 in D 0.13 in
Ancient Greek Tetradrachm Silver Coin Reversible Pendant on Chain Necklace
By Vicki Orr Designs
Located in Naples, FL
Authentic ancient Greek Tetradrachm (Antiochus III, Seleucid; 223-187 BC) silver coin set in a hand
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Ancient Greek Tetradrachm Silver Coin Reversible Pendant on Chain Necklace
By Vicki Orr
Located in Naples, FL
Authentic ancient Greek Tetradrachm (Pergamon, Mysia; 190-133 BC) silver coin set in a hand-forged
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Ancient Greek Athena and the Owl Silver Tetradrachm Pendant Necklace
Located in Towson, MD
One 14 karat yellow gold Byzantine chain necklace set with one Ancient Greek Athena and the Owl
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Late 20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

5th Century BC Ancient Greek Gold Finger Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 5th century BC. This museum quality ancient Greek gold ring is roughly 2,500 years old. The
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Greek Chain Necklaces

Materials

Gold

Ancient Greek Tetradrachm Silver Coin Reversible Pendant on Chain Necklace
By Vicki Orr
Located in Naples, FL
Authentic ancient Greek Tetradrachm (Kassander, Macedon; 317-305 BC) silver coin set in a hand
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Ancient Greek Drachm Coin 22k Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An authentic Greek Apollonia Pontika, AR Drachm Coin (Thrace, circa 450-400 BC), set in a custom
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek Drachm Coin 22k Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Drachm Coin 22k Pendant (pendant only)
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H 1 in W 0.69 in D 0.13 in
Ancient Greek Owl & Athena Coin Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An authentic Greek, Athens silver tetradrachm coin of Athena and Owl (circa 109/108 BC), set in a
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

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22k Gold

Ancient Greek Owl & Athena Coin Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Owl & Athena Coin Pendant (pendant only)
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H 2.13 in W 0.69 in D 0.25 in
Steven Battelle Ancient Greek Artemis Coin Pendant 22k Gold
Located in Soquel, CA
Handcrafted Steven Battelle Ancient Greek Artemis Coin in complementary 22K Gold Setting. The
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2010s Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Steven Battelle Ancient Greek Artemis Coin Pendant 22k Gold
Steven Battelle Ancient Greek Artemis Coin Pendant 22k Gold
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W 1.58 in D 0.16 in L 1.97 in
Ancient Greek Tetrobol Silver Coin Reversible Pendant on Oxidized Chain Necklace
By Vicki Orr
Located in Naples, FL
Authentic ancient Greek Tetrobol (Histiaia Euboia, 3rd Century BC) silver coin set in a hand-forged
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Ancient Greek Coin Long Chain Necklace
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
Made with ancient greek gold coins, large in the center and four small ones in the chain this
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20th Century American Modern Chain Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ancient Greek Bronze Coin in 22kt Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Authentic Greek bronze Tetrachalkon coin (circa 400-344 BC). This ancient Greek coin has been
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold, Bronze

Ancient Greek Bronze Coin in 22kt Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Bronze Coin in 22kt Pendant (pendant only)
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H 1.25 in W 0.19 in D 0.13 in
Ancient Greek Coin in 22k Gold Pendant (pendant only)
Located in Atlanta, GA
An authentic Greek, PAMPHYLIA (Eski-Adalia) AR Tetradrachm coin, Kleuch Magistrate (circa 183-175
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek Coin in 22k Gold Pendant (pendant only)
Ancient Greek Coin in 22k Gold Pendant (pendant only)
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H 1.44 in D 0.38 in Dm 1.44 in
Ancient Greek 2nd Century BC Athena Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
A authentic silver "drachm" issued between 205-105 BC in the ancient Greek colony of Side in
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Dimos 18k Gold Ancient Greek Medusa Pendant with Diamonds
Located in Athens, GR
Medusa. Classical piece that has become a fashion statement. The Greek mythology states that Medusa
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Greek Revival Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Dimos 18k Gold Ancient Greek Medusa Pendant with Diamonds
Dimos 18k Gold Ancient Greek Medusa Pendant with Diamonds
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H 2.362 in W 2.047 in D 0.787 in
Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Apollo Coin 22K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
A beautiful facing image of the Greek god Apollo is depicted on one side of this authentic silver
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Nike Coin 18k Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
A beautiful Image of the Greek Goddess Nike is featured on this rare coin from Terina, an ancient
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Large, Ancient Greek Goddess Coin Replica W/ Diamonds in Hair, Pendant Necklace
Located in Bozeman, MT
Ancient Greek Coin with Diamonds in the Hair, Pendant Necklace with Diamond, 24kt Gold and Silver
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2010s Turkish Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 24k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Ancient Greek 3rd Century BC Athena Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic ancient Greek "nomos" coin from the Greek Colony of Herakleia (now in in Southern
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Athena Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic ancient Greek silver "stater" coin from Thurium in Lucania (now in southern Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 6th Century BC Griffin Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic and rare archaic silver "drachm" coin from the Greek colony of Teos 475-465 BC
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21st Century and Contemporary American Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Medusa Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic ancient Greek silver "drachm" coin from 450-400 BC featuring the face of Medusa with
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 3rd Century BC Dolphin Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
A high grade authentic Greek "nomos" coin 272-235 BC, from the Greek colony of Tarentum (in
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Bvlgari Rome Vintage Ancient Greek Coin Full Diamond Set Gold Curb Link Necklace
By Bulgari
Located in New York, NY
Unique Bvlgari Rome Vintage Ancient Greek Coin Full Diamond Set Gold Curb Link Necklace From Our
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Aspendus Warrior Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
A beautiful toned authentic silver "stater" coin from the ancient Greek colony of Aspendus (370-250
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Silver Owl Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
" coin from the ancient Greek colony of Amisos in the Pontos region on the shores of the Black Sea, near
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Warrior Triskeles Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An exquisitely detailed absolutely TOP grade authentic silver "stater" coin from the ancient Greek
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Ancient-Style Greek Coin Bezel Pendant, Very Good Condition
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Unique 18kt yellow gold ancient-style Greek coin bezel pendant with an ancient-style Greek coin set
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Early 2000s Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Ephesus Bee Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic early archaic Greek silver "drachm" coin from Ephesus is held in a hammered and
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BCE Silver Bull Coin 18k Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic, finely detailed silver "nomos" coin from the ancient Greek colony of Thourioi in
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Greek 4th C. BC Coin Necklace
Located in Atlanta, GA
Bezel on a 18" Necklace made of Ancient Middle Eastern Glass and Bronze Accent Spacers with a gold
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Greek Beaded Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold, Bronze

Greek 4th C. BC Coin Necklace
Greek 4th C. BC Coin Necklace
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H 1.75 in W 0.69 in
Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Ephesus Bee Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
designed ancient-inspired large/small double twist wire handmade setting. Ephesus was an ancient Greek
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21st Century and Contemporary American Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 2nd Century BC Ephesus Bee Coin 22K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic ancient Greek silver "drachm" coin depicting a bee from Ephesus 202-150 BC, is held in
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21st Century and Contemporary American Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Athena Owl Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic silver Ancient Greek Athenian owl coin from 475-425 BC is held in a hand textured
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

18ct Gold Vermeil Greek Masks Necklace
By Cameo & Beyond
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Veneto
18ct Gold Vermeil and Fine Porcelain Handmade in Italy In ancient times the portrait was not just
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2010s Italian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Vermeil

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Corinth Pegasus Stater 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
coins was known throughout the ancient world. The opposite side of the coin features Athena in a
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 3rd Century BC Tarentum Dolphin Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic interesting silver "nomos" coin from the ancient Greek colony of Tarentum in Calabria
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Gemini Coin Diamond 18k Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
A authentic silver "stater" coin from the Greek colony of Istros in ancient Thrace (now near the
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Medusa Coin Diamond 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
the centerpiece of this 18K gold pendant designed by Steven Battelle. In ancient Greece, the Gorgon
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Pegasus Coin Granulated 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic Corinthian style silver "Stater" coin from the ancient Greek colony of Anactorium
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21st Century and Contemporary American Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Athena Owl Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic silver drachm coin from ancient Athens 425-375 BC depicts the owl of Athena along with
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Larissa Nymph Coin 22K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
In Greek mythology, the water nymph Larissa was not a goddess, but a nature diety represented by a
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Nike Coin Diamond 22K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic and rare ancient Greek coin from the Greek colony of Terina in Bruttium (now near the
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 22k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Griffin Coin Diamonds 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
ancient Greek colony of Abdera (on the shores of Northern Greece) that was struck between 415-395 BC
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Ancient Greek 2nd Century BC Owl Coin Diamonds 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic ancient Greek silver "tetradrachm" coin from Athens, Attica, 110-109 BC is set in a
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21st Century and Contemporary American Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Ancient Greek 3rd Century BC Antiochus Elephant Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic silver "drachm" coin from the Greek Seleucid Empire (one of the 4 territories that
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 4th Century BC Silver Warrior Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic silver "tetradrachm" (4 drachms) coin was minted between 335 - 315 BC in the Greek
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21st Century and Contemporary American Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Ancient Greek 5th Century BC Hoplite Warrior Stater Coin 18K Gold Pendant
By Steven Battelle
Located in Soquel, CA
An authentic archaic silver "stater" coin from the Greek region of Aspendos minted between 465-430
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

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Ancient Greek Necklace For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact ancient greek necklace you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect ancient greek necklace among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Creating an ancient greek necklace has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by DUBINI, Vicki Orr and Bulgari are consistently popular. An ancient greek necklace can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 4 Citrine versions can add an especially stylish touch. Today, if you’re looking for a cabochon version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes rose cut alternatives. When shopping for an ancient greek necklace, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or men today than there are for women.

How Much is a Ancient Greek Necklace?

Prices for an ancient greek necklace can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $895 and can go as high as $41,500, while this accessory, on average, fetches $6,559.

Finding the Right necklaces for You

We are fortunate to know much of the world’s long and dazzling history of necklaces, as this type of jewelry was so treasured that it was frequently buried with its owners.

Lapis lazuli beads adorned necklaces unearthed from the royal graves at the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, while the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber revealed a sense of style that led to a frenzy of Art Deco designs, with artisans of the 1920s seeking to emulate the elegant work crafted by Ancient Egypt’s goldsmiths and jewelry makers. 

In ancient times, pendant necklaces worn by royalty and nobles conferred wealth and prestige. Today, wearing jewelry is about personal expression: Luxury diamond necklaces exude confidence and can symbolize the celebratory nature of a deep romantic relationship, while paper-clip chain-link necklaces designed by the likes of goldsmith Faye Kim are firmly planted in the past as well as the present. Kim works exclusively with eco-friendly gold, and these fashionable, fun accessories owe to the design of 19th-century watch fobs. 

For some, necklaces are thought of as being a solely feminine piece, but this widely loved accessory has been gender-neutral for eons. In fact, just as women rarely took to wearing a single necklace during the Renaissance, men of the era layered chains and valuable pendants atop their bejeweled clothing. In modern times, the free-spirited hippie and counterculture movements of the 1960s saw costume-jewelry designers celebrating self-expression through colorful multistrand necklaces and no shortage of beads, which were worn by anyone and everyone. 

Even after all of these years, the necklace remains an irrefutable staple of any complete outfit. Although new trends in jewelry are constantly emerging, the glamour and beauty of the past continue to inform modern styles and designs. In a way, the cyclical history of the necklace differs little from its familiar looped form: The celebrated French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels found much inspiration in King Tut, and, now, their Alhambra collection is a go-to for modern royals. Vintage necklaces designed by David Webb — whose work landed him on the cover of Vogue in 1950, two years after opening his Manhattan shop — were likely inspired by the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt

On 1stDibs, browse top designers like Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari, or shop by your favorite style, from eye-catching choker necklaces to understated links to pearl necklaces and more. 

Questions About Ancient Greek Necklace
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    An ancient silver coin is called a Drachma. It is one of the world’s oldest coins and was the equivalent of the value of a handful of arrows.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The remnants of jewelry found from prehistoric times were made out of shells, stone and bones, and are thought to have been a symbol of status or rank. Shop a collection of ancient jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.