Seller: fleet_pete (2,665) 100%, Location: Denver, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183575466058 Tanit & Persephone, 2 of the Most Beautiful Greek Coins Percy Jackson Fans (13+17S Antique Silver Finish Tanit/Persephone, 2 of the Most Beautiful Greek Coins Percy Jackson Fans (13+17S Click images to enlarge Description Tanit, Goddess of Carthage, The Sky Goddess, (270-260 B.C.) Size: 40 mm: OBVERSE: The head of Tanit wreathed with corn, wearing a necklace and-one drop earring. REVERSE: Pegasus flying beneath Punic legend. Persephone, Goddess of The Underworld (390 B.C.) Size: 35 mm. OBVERSE: Head of Persephone, 4 dolphins around. REVERSE: Galloping quadriga, charioteer, crowned by Nike flying. Tanit is the Great Goddess of Carthage, worshipped there as its chief Deity. She is a Sky Goddess who ruled over the Sun, Stars and Moon. As a Mother Goddess, she was invoked for fertility. The palm tree is hers and as symbolic of the life force of the Earth, the serpent is hers as well. Her name means “Serpent Lady”. PEGASUS WINGED HORSE A beautiful horse with wings. He can be captured an ridden. Pegasus kicked Mount Helicon to stop it from growing and at the same moment created a spring called Hippocrene; Corinth, where the ill-fated hero Bellerophon captured him on the high hill of Acrocorinth. Bellerophon tried to use Pegasus to fly to Mount Olympus, but Zeus was not amused and sent an insect to bite Pegasus. Pegasus then bucked off Bellerophon, who fell to earth and died. Persephone Persephone is the goddess of the underworld. She is the daughter of Zeus & Demeter, goddess of the harvest. She was abducted by Hades and Hermes was sent by Zeus to make Hades release her. Hades loved her so much he made a garden in the underworld just for her. Until then she had not eaten anything because see knew if she did it would bind her to Hate’s forever. Askalaphos, Hades Gardener of the underworld offered a pomegranate to tempt her and cut it into 3 pieces. She was so hungry, would one little bite hurt? Hermes arrived to take her home to Demeter and asked her if she had eaten anything. She hesitated and was about to say no when Akalaphos said look at her hands. They were stained from the pomegranate oops! she had to stay. Hermes and Persephone were so upset they demanded to take her case to the counsel on Mount Olympus. The gods were not happy and did not know what to do. Hestia, the hearth goddess offered a solution. Since she only at 1/3 of the fruit, she could stay with Hades for 1/3 of a year and then spend 2/3 of the year with Demeter. This was accepted. Demeter had a dark side and through a spell turned Askalaphos into a gecko! The coin was Created by the master Euainetos. It is very similar to a coin made by the great engraver Kimon. His coin had the head of Arethusa on the reverse and was made around 408 B.C. If you enjoy ancient history or want to introduce your children to Greek and Roman mythology my coins, pendants and cuff links make great gifts for birthdays, graduations and holidays. They are high quality at a very reasonable cost. THESE ARE NOT ANCIENT COINS. They are made of the highest quality, Lead & Nickel Free Pewter and plated in real Gold or Antique Silver Finish. They are accurately detailed and have been molded from Museum Quality Reproductions. PLEASE SEE ALL MY ITEMS by clicking on ftete_pete on the right side of all my listings. Seller information Fleet_pete (2537 *) 100% Positive feedback Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: NEW: Finest lead and nickel FREE pewter. Antique Silver Finish or 24K Gold Plate. Chains are Surgical Grade Stainless Steel. Gold chains are 24K Gold Plate.