Roman Emperor Constantius II Coin Gold Necklace
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An ancient Roman coin dating to the reign of the Emperor Constantius II, the son and successor of Constantine the Great. The small copper follis (a Late Empire coin of little monetary value) has been converted into a necklace. The coin's obverse depicts Constantius II as a draped and cuirassed right-facing bust, wearing a pearl diadem. The legend appears to read "DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG", which translates to "Our Lord Constantius, Pious and Blessed Emperor". The coin's reverse is quite worn, it seems to depict a Roman soldier and it is probably inscribed "SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE", which translates to "Security of the Republic". This coin was in circulation in the 350s A.D. It is displayed on a stamped 18k yellow gold decorative bale. The modern rope chain is 14k recycled yellow gold.
We have spent hours researching the origins of this coin; however, numismatics is a complicated subject that one could spend a lifetime studying. We are pretty darn sure, but not 100% certain, that the above information is accurate.
Details.....The chain is 18" long. The coin measures 15.2mm by 14.9mm, 25mm with bale. In Very Good Antique Condition, the coin shows wear in keeping with its great age. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces; we consider it part of the charm.