An ancient Roman coin has been framed in 18 karat yellow gold to allow it to be worn as a pendant. This was a practice made popular during the Victorian Era, when the upper classes went on Grand Tours to visit the ruins of classic civilizations. The pieces could be worn on watch chains, charm bracelets, or at the neck. Coin jewelry has never gone out of style, and continues to add intrigue to all ensembles!
Roman Republic, silver denarius
Obverse: Laureate head of Janus left and right, M FOVRI L F around.
Reverse: Roma standing left wearing Corinthian helmet holding scepter crowning trophy flanked by carnyx and shield to either side, star above, ROMA on right and PHILI in exergue.
Rome Mint 119 BC
Janus was the Roman god of gates, doors, doorways, time, beginnings, and endings. He is depicted with two faces in opposite directions; one looks back into the past, while the other simultaneously looks forward into the future. He is the namesake of the month January
Dimensions: 30mm x 21mm
Weight: 6.6 grams
Materials: 18K yellow gold, Silver
Condition: Excellent Ancient & Antique condition commensurate with age and wear