Ancient Coin Necklace - Otacilia Severa March 244 - Oct. 249 AD - SOLD

Ancient Coin Necklace - Otacilia Severa March 244 - Oct. 249 AD - SOLD

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This is authentic Ancient Roman coin!

Marcia Otacilia Severa or Otacilia Severa was the Empress of Rome and wife of Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus or Philip the Arab, who reigned over the Roman Empire from 244 - 249.  

Severa and Philip are generally considered as the first Christian imperial couple, because durin their reign, the persecutions of Christians had ceased and the couple had become tolerant towards Christianity but their beliefs have not been proven.  It was through her intervention, for instance, that Bishop and Saint Babylas of Antioch was saved from persecution.

In 249, the Danubian armies proclaimed Decius Augustus and in August, Philip died in battle near Verona and Decius became the sole emperor. Severa was in Rome at that time and when the news of her husband’s death arrived, their son was murdered by the Praetorian Guard still in her arms. Severa survived her husband and son and lived later in obscurity.

This lovely one-of-a-kind necklace is made with moonstone, blue topaz, and aquamarine gemstones on a mixed-metal (sterling silver and 14k goldfill) long chain and magnetic clasp.  The necklace measures 26" in length