This 24k gold plated sterling silver pendant features a replica of the Ancient Greek Sounion Temple of Poseidon. The generous-sized ring attached to the top (loop approx. 4mm) allows this beautiful charm to be strung on almost any chain or cord of your choice.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), 24k Gold Plating
Made in Greece
Approx. 14mm (.55 in) x 13mm (.51 in)
Approx. 22mm (.87 in) length with ring
(Photos are not actual size)
Gold plated sterling silver popcorn chains are available separately for all pendants. Follow the links below:
14", 16" & 18" Chain
20", 24" & 30" Chain
The temple at Sounion, therefore, was a venue where mariners, and also entire cities or states, could propitiate Poseidon, by making animal sacrifice, or leaving gifts.
The temple of Poseidon was constructed in approx. 440 B.C., over the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic Period. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 m. The design of the temple is a typical hexastyle i.e. it had a front portico with 6 columns. Only some columns of the Sounion temple stand today, but intact it would have closely resembled the contemporary and well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus beneath the Acropolis, which may have been designed by the same architect.