Featured is a pendant necklace dedicated to preserving and celebrating a beautiful ancient piece of the past. The solid 18kt yellow gold pendant setting encases an ancient Roman coin crafted of billon which contains either gold or silver with mostly copper or another base metal. The coin dates to 306-312AD from Roman Emperor Maxentius's ruling period. The obverse side of the coin is a right Laureate bust. The reverse depicts a roma seated, facing in a hexastyle temple, head left, shield at their side holding a globe and scepter. The top of the 1 5/8" long pendant is encrusted with an oval cabochon bezel set natural ruby. The diameter of the coin setting measures 1 1/4" and 7.00mm in depth. The necklace measures 16 1/2" in length with 38 round cultured saltwater akoya pearls. This gorgeous vintage pendant necklace is in Excellent condition.
Material info: Solid 18kt (750) Yellow Gold
Total Gram Weight: 90.0 Grams
Coin Information: 1 Round Ancient Roman Coin
Period: Maxentius (Roman Emperor)
Gemstone Information: 1 Oval Cabochon Cut Bezel Set Natural Ruby
Color: Purplish Red
Cut: Oval Cabochon
Clarity: Type II I1
Carat Weight: Approximately .50 Carat
Length x Width: Approximately 6.55 x 5.40mm (unable to obtain depth)
Pearl Information: 38 Round Cultured Saltwater Akoya Pearls
Color: White with Pink Overtones
Grade: B+ to AA
Average Size: 8.00mm
Markings: MAXENTIUS AD 306-312 (hallmark) 18K <750>
Necklace Length: 16 1/2"
Pendant Length: 1 5/8"
Coin Setting Diameter: 1 1/4"
Coin Setting Depth: 7.00mm
Estimated Retail Value: $8,750.00
Stock #: LAC005