The Brave Leon Coin Pin Earrings
Leon is a first name of Greek origin-the Greek λέων (léon; leōn), meaning "lion," which is a symbol of strength, courage and majesty.
The coin has two sides. The lion's head and the front half of an ox. Where these two types symbolize a deity, this was undoubtedly Hera. The lion's head depicted on the coins recalls the lion-skin headdress which was the symbol of the divinity and the Great Goddess of Asia Minor. The depiction of the ox is also associated with the cult of Hera, to whom white cows were offered up as a sacrifice. In Ionia, Hera was known as boopis potnia Here, and Samos island was the first Ionian city to issue coins at this very early date bearing her visual representation on the reverse.
18k Gold Filled sterling silver coin earrings with pin.