This pendant is a replica of a medallion found at the Ophel excavations in the Old City. The original medallion dates back 1400 years, hailing from the dramatic Byzantine period. The medallion is embossed with the Menorah used in the Temple, an iconic image that pervaded Jewish objects. Its symbol was often used on ritualistic material. Beside the Menorah on either side is a shofar and a torah scroll, also symbols of Jewish ritual that are often found drawn or decorating ancient synagogues or mosaics in prominent buildings. Archeologists theorize that this coin-shaped medallion adorned a torah scroll or a torah scroll cover.
22K gold plated silver necklace.
Dimensions: 1”X0.4” / 2.7cmX1.2cm. Length 42 cm
About the Artist
City of David products seek to promote the beautiful and historic elements of one of the oldest cities in the world. In connection with the preserved city and the excavation projects, The City of David Store offers replicas of archeological findings, giving customers the thrilling chance to take home a piece of history. Their products bring Biblical figures to life and echo with the true ancient ring of the days of old.