AUD $130.00

Roman Bronze Coin Pendant

We've taken an old Roman Bronze coin of ours to Indonesia, to be set in Sterling Silver as a pendant, for easy wear.

This heavily pitted, patinated old coin was found in what is now Yugoslavia, and dates back to Imperial Rome in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.

The Emperor's head and title are visible but less definite now age has attacked the metal eating into it's surface.  However, the patina has been rubbed slightly revealing a dim twinkle of coppery bronze on all the high points, producing a rather subtle glow. (I find it fascinating that the nose and profile should be so clearly defined through the pitting.)

Set into a handmade Sterling Silver rim with a hinged (5 mm) suspension ring, that would comfortably accommodate a cord, choker or chain.

We've deliberately left the back open so you can see the reverse of the coin, here a figure stands with hands outstretched flanked by two animals (probably hounds and therefore probably Diana, the Huntress.)

I'd be very careful polishing the silver with a dry Silver Polishing Cloth, avoiding polishing the bronze. If you do polish or scratch the patina off the bronze you will only reveal shiny fresh bronze that hasn't been exposed to air, which would be rather sad. It currently has a nice balance of tone.

Age: Contemporary silver, using a coin from around the 1st to 4th centuries CE.

Size: H 42 mm, including hinged loop, x W 32 mm

Weight: 24 grams