Art Jewelry - Empress Faustina Coin Necklace
The Empress Faustina was the wife of Antoninus Pius, one of the Good Emperors. Like her husband, she was a woman of great virtue. The emperor was devastated when she died in 141 AD and asked the Senate to deify her. The coin of this necklace copies the gold aureus minted to commemorate the Empress and shows on its obverse her draped bust. A gift that shows love and fidelity.
14K gold overlay, with topaz-colored glass cabochons. Box-and-tongue closure. 17''L.