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DUBINI Capitoline Wolf Coin Tassel Pendant 500x500 - Capitoline-wolf tassel pendant

Capitoline-wolf tassel pendant

£2,800

Authentic Roman Imperial coin minted circa 330-335 A.D. set in 18K yellow gold with chalcedony and gold beaded tassel.
Handmade in Rome.

 

DEPICTED ON COIN

Obverse: She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus with stars above

Reverse: Helmeted bust of Roma

 

Measurements: Coin Ø 19mm · Chain length 75cm

 

HISTORY

The wolf and twins are the motif of this coin issued by Constantine I ‘the Great’. This coin is a city commemorative, with Roma on the obverse side and the legend VRBS ROMA, The City Of Rome. Rome, it was said, was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus. Of course, this was a myth; in fact it was the city’s “foundation myth.” The two stars on the reverse represent the dioscuri (the twins Castor and Pollux). In Latin the twins are also known as the Gemini or Castores.

 

This necklace may be ordered with a lead time of 4-5 weeks. Email us at contact@dubini.co.uk to order a custom-made piece.

 

*Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown. Each piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity upon request.

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