-Ancient Roman 330 AD Ancient Coin Earrings In 18Kt Gold And Platinum With Diamonds And Constantine
Pair of earrings with Ancient Romans Coins.
An elegant pair of modernist coins earrings, crafted in Italy in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and platinum parts for the setting of the diamonds. Created with octagonal shapes and professionally mounted with two genuine coins and all surfaces finished with high polish. Fitted at the reverse with a pair of comfortable French hinged omega backs for fastening clips and the addition of post for pierced ears can be easily done.
The coins are a beautiful pair of authentic Roman ancient follies from the Roman Imperial period (27 BC-476 AD). They has been struck in copper- bronze at the Romans mints of Antiochia in the name of the Emperor Constantine I "The Great" between the 316-337 AD as Caesar.
Obverse description: The laureate and cuirassed young portrait bust of the Emperor Constantine facing to the right with legend around, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C.
Reverse description: Two soldiers standing facing one another, each one holding reversed spear and resting hand on shield set on ground; between them, two standards. Legend, GLOR-IA EXERCITVS / SMANS in exergue. Struck in Antiochia.
Catalogue number: RIC 87.
Obverse description: The laureate and cuirassed portrait young portrait bust of the Emperor Constantine facing to the right with legend in Latin around, FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C.
Reverse description: Two soldiers standing facing one another, each one holding reversed spear and resting hand on shield set on ground; between them, two standards. Legend, GLORIA EXERCITVS / SMTSΓ in exergue. Struck in Thessalonica between AD 330-333.
Catalogue number: RIC VII Thessalonica 185, LRBC I, 0837a, David Sear 17690
Constantine I, born as Flavius Valerius Constantinus in 27 February c. 272 also known as Constantine the Great, was the Roman emperor from AD 306 to 337, the first one to convert to Christianity. Born in Naissus, Dacia Mediterranea, now Serbia. He was the son of Flavius Constantius, a Roman army officer of Illyrian origin who had been one of the four rulers of the Tetrarchy. His mother, Helena, was a Greek Christian of low birth. Later canonized as a saint, she is traditionally attributed with the conversion of her son. Constantine served with distinction under the Roman emperors Diocletian and Galerius. He began his career by campaigning in the eastern provinces (against the Persians) before being recalled in the west (in AD 305) to fight alongside his father in Britain. After his father's death in 306, Constantine became emperor. He was acclaimed by his army at Eboracum in York, England, and eventually emerged victorious in the civil wars against emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become the sole ruler of the Roman Empire by 324 AD.
Diamonds: Mounted in a flush setting, with 32 round brilliant cut diamonds, 0.96 carats, white colorless F color, VS-2 clarity.
Weight: 27.95 grams (17.91 Dwt.).
Measurements: 26 mm by 26 mm (1.02 x 1.02 Inches).
Hallmarks: Both are stamped with the maker's mark and the Italian gold assay marks, ".750".
Numismatic Literature: The Roman Republic Coinage, Michael Hewson Crawford, Cambridge University Press, 1974.
Note: Both coins are guarantee to be genuine and authentic from the period of the Roman Empire. The strike is perfect, in high relief, well detailed and exceptional chocolate patina, virtually in almost mint condition and fresh as struck. Very rare in this rade of preservation.
Note: In the past Roman empire, the term follis was used to describe a large bronze Roman coin introduced in about 294 AD (the actual name of this coin is unknown) at the time of the coinage reform of Diocletian. It weighed about 10 grams and was about 4% silver, mostly as a thin layer on the surface.
Collateral: They are accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of these earrings are excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold or the platinum The coins and the diamonds are secured in the settings. This earrings has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: E032223XIOR/.6718