Colosus of Rhodes 14k Gold charm
This is a Colossus of Rhodes 14K gold charm. Measures 15/16" x 7/16" (24.1mm x 11.6mm),weighs 1.7 grams.
The Colossus Of Rhodes. A gigantic bronze statue that once stood 32 meters (110 feet) high on a marble plinth, the Colossus of Rhodes was built by its citizens to revere the Sun God Helios (Greek god) who supposedly helped Rhodes to ward off Demetrius of Macedonia. Unfortunately, in 227 B.C., an earthquake caused the Colossus to crack at the knee and set it in motion so that it collapsed into pieces. Even so, the statue was so admired that it was left lying in huge fragments for over 900 years until its valuable parts were brought to Syria. The metal of this Seven Wonders of the Ancient World edifice was eventually sold as scrap and nothing remains today.
Dimensions: 15/16" x 7/16" (24.1mm x 11.6mm)
Weight: 1.7 grams
Metal: 14K gold
Jump ring is included (not soldered).