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SUPERB ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE COIN PENDANT FEATURING JUPITER

STANDING OVER PRISONER AND HOLDING VICTORY ANGEL IN HAND

 

IN 14KY GOLD

 

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 bi-colored patinas, 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 Roman history!  

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.

CPR153     SOLD     COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY / HISTORY SHEET

*** shown with optional CHAIN E, not included

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