One of the earliest recordings of this special bond between humans and dolphins can be found upon the obverse of the beautiful die-cast silver coins stamped in the ancient Greek city of Taras beginning in about the 3rd Century B.C. The coin depicts the story of young Taras – son of Poseidon – and his own encounter with dolphins. According to myth, Taras was thrown from a sinking ship during a raging storm. Menacing sharks circled the helpless youth. When all seemed lost, an attacking dolphin pod – sent by Poseidon – forced the man-eating threats to flee. The steadfast dolphins carried Taras ashore where he subsequently founded the city of Taras. The artifact is hand framed in a 14kt gold pendant.