21 Karat Gold Pendant with a Bronze Coin of Roman Emperor Constantine II

SKU FJ.4534
Circa

337 AD to 340 AD

Dimensions

1.5″ (3.8cm) high

Medium

Bronze

Origin

Jerusalem

Gallery Location

USA


 

This ancient coin is set in a superb 21 karat gold pendant created in the Roman revival style.

Along with his brothers, Constantius II and Constans, Constantine II succeeded to the throne of his father, Constantine the great. These three were the first rulers of Rome raised in the newly triumphant Christian faith. In the twilight of the classical world, the influx of barbarian tribes had created a new style in jewelry, combining the delicacy of Roman gold work with a bold and dramatic presentation. This exquisite pendant is very much in the taste of the imperial court of Constantinople. Whoever wears it today is certain to feel like royalty.

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