14K Gold Filled Genuine Ancient Roman Coin Necklace (Licinius I; 308-324 A.D.)
14K Gold Filled Genuine Ancient Roman Coin Necklace (Licinius I; 308-3
This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Roman Licinius coin set with a 14k gold filled bezel setting (reversible). From around 308-324 A.D., this coin has made quite the journey to get here! The coin rests on a 14k gold filled rope chain perfect for everyday wear.
Licinius I Coin - Trier (Germany) mint - Back Genius (explained below)
Necklace Length: 16 inches (406mm)
Pendant Drop: 31mm (1.22 inches)
Pendant Width: Approximately 21mm (0.83 inches)
14k Gold Filled Rope Chain and Spring Ring Clasp
** PLEASE NOTE: This is the exact coin you will receive! As all of these ancient coins were made by hand (and have aged about 1700 years), they all have unique shapes and printings; and are therefore one of a kind.
Licinius - Otherwise known as Flavius Galerius Valerius Licinianus Licinius (rolls right off the tongue), he accompanied Emperor Galerius on a Persian Expedition in 297. He was later given command over what was formerly the Western Half of the Roman Empire.
Reverse shows Genius pouring donations from a patera (bowl/dish used in religious ceremonies) in his left hand, draped in a chlamys, and holding a cornucopia in his right hand. GENIUS was basically the Roman version of a guardian angel/conscience. Seen as a creature between god and man status, GENII were assigned to people at birth; and everyone had a good and bad one. They would hand you over to the gods at the end of your life.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity.