SUPERB ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE COIN PENDANT FEATURING JUPITER
STANDING OVER PRISONER AND
HOLDING VICTORY ANGEL IN HAND
324 - 317 A.D.
From the late period of
the Roman tetrarchy, this authentic bronze coin featuring the Licinius
Junior, son of Emperor Licinius, possesses the absolute finest earthen
perfectly complimenting the rich 14KY solid gold pendant setting.
The reverse is mounted to be worn, showing a victorious god Jupiter
holding Victory in his hand. A enemy captive is at his feet.
The detail on this coin is one of the best I have ever seen.
The inscription around the edge reads, IOVI CONSERVATORI, meaning
"Jupiter, Our Protector". The coin shows
detail much finer than is typically seen. This detail is extremely
well highlighted by the background ancient patina on the bronze surface
of the coin. The coin is of a very high quality collector grade. Equally fitting for
either a man or a woman to wear, no doubt, this piece typifies ancient
In the early days of
Christianity under the rule of the Roman Empire, Christians were
persecuted, tortured and put to death. Those that were believers were
extremely discreet in their faith because they had to be in order to
survive. In 303 AD, the emperors Constantine I (later known as
'Constantine the Great') and Licinius signed the Edict of Tolerance.
This put an end to the persecution of Christian converts and
Christianity was recognized equal to other cults in the Empire.
In the struggle that followed for establishing an autocracy in the
Empire, Constantine I defeated Licinius. On a separate occasion,
Constantine I went up against Maxentius and converted to Christianity
just following a miraculous victory. This single historical conversion
meant that the ruling emperor of all the Roman Empire was Christian and
many changes followed that included the relocating of the Empire's
center in 330 AD to the city Byzantium (then changed to Constantinople)
in what is now modern day Istanbul, Turkey.
Overall diameter is
between the size of a U.S. nickel and dime.
SOLD COMES WITH A
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY / HISTORY SHEET
shown with optional
E, not included