(9.68 gm; 43 x 40 mm). Sterling Silver & Pure Gold. Unique and One of a kind.
... MERCURY, BY ORDER OF JUPITER, HAVING SENT ARGUS TO SLEEP WITH THE SOUND OF HIS LYRE, CUT OFF HIS HAND WITH THE HERPE, AND CARRIED OFF THE HEIFER IO [TIED TO A TREE]..
Jupiter developed a crush on a mortal woman named Io. He tried to convince her to sleep with him in the woods, but she kept on walking. In response, he veiled the land with a cloud of mist…and then raped her. Up in the heavens, Juno, queen of the gods, and Jupiter's wife, noticed that a large tract of land down on the ground was covered with clouds. She suspected that her husband is up to no good. But Jupiter saw her coming. Just before Juno dispersed the clouds, Jupiter turned Io into a white heifer (female cow).