Genuine Byzantine Coin Necklace (CHRIST, KING OF KINGS ANONYMOUS FOLLIS; 1078-1081 AD)
This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Byzantine Christ, King of Kings coin set with a 22k gold vermeil four-prong setting (reversible - photos 1 & 2). From around 1078-1081 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.
Christ, King of Kings Coin - Anonymous Follis Mint (Byzantine Empire)
Necklace Length: 18 inches
Charm Drop: 2 inches
Coin Height: 1.5 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 1000 years), they all have unique shapes and printings; and are therefore one of a kind.
This 10th Century coin were made supposedly anonymously in place of the earlier coins that depicted the Byzantine emperor. They feature the bust of Jesus Christ holding the gospel on the front. On the back, they are inscribed with "XRSTUS / bASILEU / bASILE" meaning "Christ, King of Kings". To have one of these coins in your possession was seen as a sign of prestige throughout the rest of the Byzantine empire.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity (photo 4).