This is a Vintage Necklace Pendant Gold Vermeil Over Sterling Roman Goddess Nike Snake Palladium. The unsigned pendant is heavy and I believe it is gold vermeil over sterling. This oval pendant was done in relief and represents the goddess Nike offering an egg to a snake entwined around a column surmounted by the Trojan Palladium. The subject matter is from a marble bas relief Roman copy of the late 1st century A.D. Palladium was a cult image on which the safety of Troy and later Rome was said to depend. The pendant weighs 29.3 grams and measures 1 7/8 inches long and 1 3/8 inch wide.
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