Authentic Roman Imperial coin minted circa 330-335 A.D. set in 18kt 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
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 3-4 weeks.
*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.