Sunday, September 13, 2015

Laocoon Mythology sterling Button

Laocoon Mythology Button, a priest of Troy, who had urged the Trojans not to bring the wooden horse into the city. His warnings went unheeded. While he and his two sons were about to sacrifice a bull to Poseidon, two serpents sent by Poseidon at Athena’s urging, crawled out of the sea and crushed them to death.
 The button design was taken from the Greek sculpture of Laocoon in the Vatican Museum
This button was found years ago at a button show in a $1.00 “poke box” it was very dirty and dark but the collector through it may be sterling when she brought it home and cleaned it sure enough its marked STERLING on the back
Large (2 x 2 1/2) one piece with a loop image isn't good as it is much brighter and doesn't have the yellow/orange color  
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