Classical Greece or Classical Era is the chronological period of Greek history from the beginning of the fifth century BC until the beginning of the hegemony of Macedonia (338 BC). It comes to a historic time when the power of the Greek cities and the cultural events that took place in them reached a great heyday.
The psephoi, made of bronze with a hollow or solid stem. These stems were hidden with the thumb and index finger when grasping them. The psephoi with the hollow stem served to convict the accused, However, the psephoi with a solid stem absolved them.
Replica of slopes belonging to the Hellenistic period, dating from the 3rd to 1st centuries BC. The original piece is made of gold and glass, and belongs to a private collection in Switzerland.
Reproduction of Greek coin found in Sicily 405-367a.C. Represents on its obverse the nymph Aretusa, daughter of the fluvial god Arcadio and famous hunter. On its reverse, a naked young Heracles fights against the Nemean lion.
Reproduction of a Greek coin, a tetradrach from 472 BC found in Sicily. Obverse: Biga to right, top PELOY, spike underneath. Reverse: Himera nymph to right, legend IMERA. The original piece is in the British Museum of London.
Greek grape leaves, since ancient times, have symbolized prosperity, an ornament chosen by the gods. Grape leaves have been for a long time, a favorite symbol of the people of Greece. The vitality thriving in feasts and decoration.
The Aegis is the shield of Zeus, also carried by Athena. Decorated with tassels and head of Medusa in the center. He remained in antiquity as a symbol of invulnerability guaranteed by the Gods. Medallion made of patinated bronze.
Phallic amulet with embossed owl. It was used as a pendant to ward off the evil eye amulet and as an enhancer of virility and fertility. Possibly referencing the god Priapus, god of fertility and protector of animals, fruits and male genitalia.
Made in patinated bronze.
The Greeks built a huge wooden horse staying inside their best warriors. It was one of the symbols of Athena, goddess of war who supported the Greeks in the Trojan harassment.
Exvoto found in an Iberian settlement. It represents the Greek god Acheloos in form of a bull with a human head. Acheloos represents all rivers or freshwater, fonts of agriculture and therefore the life of men.