Slightly under 1” length. Classic depiction with an arched body, and fantail. Representing the striped or bottlenose dolphins which are common in the Mediterranean. Dolphins were both revered and feared by Romans and often depicted with vicious toothy mouths. Numerous examples of this image are preserved, with a significant number in mosaics, many with Cupid astride the dolphin. Particularly well modeled with broad fan tail and eye delineated one each side. Excellent preservation with original detail and surfaces throughout. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver surface renewed, on a Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.