In ancient Rome, Victoria was the Goddess of Victory and is the Peace Angel of Italy. As a winged Goddess, these attributes allowed her to mediate and deliver messages between the Gods and Humankind. On this medal, she appears carrying a flaming torch and is pulled in her chariot by four lions. A symbol of success and determination, her presence refers to success in all undertakings.
In Rome, Victoria came to be regarded as the protecting goddess of the Senate and her statue in the Curia Julia was the cause of the final combat between Christianity and Paganism toward the end of the 4th century. Her winged image was adapted into art throughout the ages and can be be recognized as the angels we know today.
On the back of the medal is the flame of Victory flanked by two angels symbolizing the light battling the forces of dark. The medal is recast in Bronze using the lost wax method from an original WW1 Italian Victory Medal. The bronze is then dipped in 22KT Gold. We find the emergence of Victoria at this time remarkable as it was originally issued in 1918 during the Spanish Flu pandemic.
The Sophia Goddess Victoria Freshwater Pearl Necklace features four strands of pearls with alternating sizes from 4mm to 6mm. The shortest strand is 16" and the longest is 18" with gold linkage.
Made in the USA, in our sweet studio sanctuary in Wellfleet, MA. Medals are cast for us by artisans based in New England from the vintage originals.
Length: 16" to 18" but available in any length by special order..
Color: Matte Gold
Materials: Bronze dipped in 22KT Gold and Freshwater Pearls