Amphivena

Amphivena

The coin

The coin is a replica of a clasp (fibula) found in the archaelogical excavations in Uppåkra in southern Sweden. The fibula was made about 1 500 years ago by Lombards in northern Italy or Austria. The original was made of gilded bronze and decorated with garnets. This type of fibulas were common in a large part of Europe during the time.

The name

According to Greek mythology, the Amphivena is an ant-eating serpent with a head at each end, spawned from the blood that dripped of Medusa's head when Perseus flew over the Libyan desert with it in his hand.

  • Measures 25 mm (1")
  • Thickness approx 2.5 mm (3/32")
  • 3D design
  • Custom icon
  • FW prefix, trackable on geocaching.com
  • Soft enamels
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