Genuine Roman Coin Sterling Necklace (LICINIUS; 308-324 A.D.)
This delicate charm necklace features a genuine Roman Licinius coin set with a four-prong setting (reversible - photos 1 & 2). From around 308-324 A.D., this coin has made quite the journey to get here! The coin rests on a 22kt Gold Vermeil (90% Gold) over Sterling snake chain perfect everyday wear.
Licinius Coin - Heraclea, Thrace mint (MARK: SMHΔ) - Back Jupiter (explained below)
Necklace Length: 16 inches
Charm Drop: 1.5 inches
Coin Height: 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!
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. Front shows helmeted bust holding shield and spear, surrounded by D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C.
Jupiter (Back): Depicts Jupiter (also Jove - god of the sky and thunder and king of the Roman pantheon; i.e. the Roman Zeus) surrounded by IOVI CONSERVATORI - to Jupiter the protector. Jupiter stands between eagle and captive, holding victory on a globe in his right hand and a scepter in his left.
*** NOTE: Necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity (photo 4).