This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Roman Valens coin set in a four-prong setting (reversible - photos 1 & 2). From around 364-378 A.D., this coin has made quite the journey to get here! The coin rests on a 22kt Gold Vermeil (90% Pure Gold) over Sterling snake chain perfect everyday wear.
Valens Coin - Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint - Back Depicts Emperor with Captive
Necklace Length: 16 inches
Charm Drop: 1.1 inches
Coin Height: 0.75 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!
Valens - His most noted accomplishment was his commission of a written complete history of Rome. He hoped that understanding the history or Rome would help himself and the royal family better connect to the senators. He is known as the last "true Roman emperor".
Emperor (Back): Shows the emperor holding a labarum (military staff) in one hand and dragging a captive along behind him surrounded by the words GLORIA RO-MANORVM.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a card of authenticity and the explanation of what the coin is.