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Roman Bronze Coin Ring

 Sorry, this fine old coin ring is no longer available. However, we may receive some similar ones again soon.

This oval coppery bronze Imperial Roman coin was found in Eastern Europe, then taken to Indonesia where we have had it handset into a plain Sterling Silver Ring for us.

This coin dates from somewhere in the 1st Century Ad on through to the 4th Century AD spanning the era of the Emperors. Though I can't remember which Emperor this is, it could be Galerius or was it Diocletian (both circa 305 AD, there were actually 4 Emperors that year before Constantine beat the others) wearing a crown.  If I find out/remember I'll update this entry. However, if I wait until then to post it, you'll possibly never get to own this simple piece.

It's set into a simple, flat, slim bezel about 4 mm high set onto a matching slightly convex band with no decoration. We've deliberately left an opening in the back to partially reveal the reverse of the coin, where a standing male figure appears to be trampling or stepping over something.

The front surface is in good condition with nice definition, the patina however is not very deep, the embossed profile being more coppery like a 50 year old copper coin (penny) with darker background.

An occasional careful polish with a dry "Silver Polishing Cloth" will bring up the shine on the silver, when it needs it. But be careful not to scratch or polish the coin as you would only be removing the patina of age. There are a few small moments on the surface where there are minor glimpses of the shiny bronze beneath the patina, they aren't a big deal, but avoid increasing them as by then they might be.

The rounded, 4 mm wide band will fit a finger size of  "M" (US 17)

You may also find Roman Coin Earrings and Rings listed in our Modern Jewellery section as the silver work is contemporary.

Age: Coin circa 305 AD, Silver Contemporary

Size: Coin W 20 mm x H 18 mm, silver ring W 5 mm 

Weight: 7 grams