Ancient Coin Necklace - Constantine the Great with Emerald 307 - 337 AD - SOLD
Numismatics, to me, are one of the best time capsules for humanity. The history these artifacts hold in them from the day they were minted to the hundreds and thousands of years they've been passed on from hand to hand. If these coins could tell the story themselves, in some way they do! All of my coins and cobs are NOT replicas. They are genuine, authentic artifacts from the eras: Greek, Roman, and Spanish New World conquest!
This necklace has a bronze desert patina Constantine the Great dated mounted with emerald beads on 14k goldfill with a length of 19" and adjustable to 21".
Constantine is most famous for his conversion to Christianity after the battle of the Milvian Bridge where he defeated emperor Maxentius. Before the battle he saw the words "In Hoc Signo Victor Eris" (By This Sign You Shall Conquer) emblazoned on the sun around the Chi Rho, the symbol of Christianity. After placing this Christogram on the shields of his army, he defeated his opponent and thus ruled the empire through divine providence.