Ancient Roman Coin Necklace (GALLIENUS; 253-268 A.D.)
This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Roman Gallienus coin set in a four-prong setting (reversible - photos 1 & 2). From around 308-313 A.D., this coin has made quite the journey to get here! The coin rests on a 14kt Gold Filled snake chain perfect everyday wear.
Gallienus Coin - Milan, Italy mint - Back Depicts Fortuna (below)
Necklace Length: 18 inches
Charm Drop: 1.2 inches
Coin Height: 0.9 inches
Coin Width: 0.9 inches
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. I have included a link to the rest of our ancient coin necklaces below!
Gallienus - while originally co-ruling with his father (Valerian), he ruled alone from 260-268 AD. He was known for ruling during the Crisis of the Third Century, which almost caused the collapse of the Roman Empire. He was also responsible for a late growth of Roman culture (similar to a Renaissance).
The back depicts a seated Fortuna surrounded by the words FORT REDVX. This depiction of Fortuna meant to bring people back home safely. Since this was a time of upheaval, it was most likely focused on soldiers returning home safely.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a card of authenticity and the explanation of what the coin is.