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Capitoline Wolf Charm Pendant | 18K Yellow Gold | Vintage Sculpture
A fabulous sculptural charm pendant, in 18Kt gold, Vicenza, Italy, circa 1944 - 1968.
This wonderful piece has been expertly crafted out of 18 karat yellow gold with superb detail work throughout.
The charm is similar in form to that of the Capitoline Wolf (Italian: Lupa Capitolina) a bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin human infants. The bronze was inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome. According to the legend, when Numitor, grandfather of the twins Romulus and Remus, was overthrown by his brother Amulius, the usurper ordered the twins to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them.
The charm is in excellent vintage condition showing only expected signs of wear. It weighs approximately 1.69 grams and measures 0.59 inches (1.5 cm) tall (bail included) by 0.55 inches (1.4 cm) wide. It is hallmarked VI for Vicenza and 750 for 18K gold (confirmed with acid testing).
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Yellow Gold, Size: 0.59
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