Genuine Ancient Roman Coin Necklace (MAXIMINUS II, 308-313 AD)
This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Roman Maximinus II coin set in a four-prong 22kt Gold Vermeil (90% Pure Gold) over Sterling 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 14k gold filled snake chain perfect everyday wear.
Maximinus Coin - Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint - Back Depicts Jupiter (below)
Necklace Length: 18 inches
Charm Drop: 1.75 inches
Coin Height: 1.2 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!
Maximinus II - while originally a peasant, his accomplishments in the army led him to be "adopted" by his maternal uncle (and previous caesar, Galerius). He was then given the rank of Caesar with the governments of Syria and Aegyptus. Later named "sons of the Augusti" alongside Constantine the Great.
The back depicts the Roman god Jupiter (Roman parallel of the Greek Zeus) holding victory in his right hand and a hasta (long spear) in his left. An eagle sits at his feet, as the eagle was said to administer Jupiter's lightening as the King of Birds.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity (photo 4).