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AEQUITAS JUSTICE AND EQUALITY ROMAN ANCIENT COIN PENDANT WITH EMPEROR TRAJAN IN 14K GOLD *CPR233

$895.00

No doubt, this ancient coin jewelry masterpiece would make an unforgettable impression on all that see it.  This genuine and stunning ancient Roman silver denarius of the emperor Trajan is rare for its preservation and strike quality, minted nearly 2000 years ago.  This coin dates to a time during the peak of the classic Roman Empire.  The reverse side features the Roman goddess AEQUITAS, standing holding a cornucopia and scales.  In ancient Rome, the deity Aequitas was the goddess of fair trade and honest merchants, as well as evenness and justice.  She is depicted with a cornucopia symbolizing prosperity from fair trade commerce, and scales, which represent equity and fairness.  Aequitas is the source of the word equity, and also means "equality" or "justice" today.  This would make a PERFECT gift for anyone employed in the legal justice system - judge, lawyer, or law enforcement.  Perfect for man wanting a stately and unique piece of jewelry or, equally impressive on a woman seeking a bold and regal centerpiece. 

The ancient coin is showcased in a handmade 14K yellow gold high polished pendant setting framing the bold, strong profile of this great early Roman ruler.  

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HISTORY

Trajan was born in 53 A.D., the son of a Spanish-born military general and statesman.  He reigned as emperor over the Roman Empire for just under twenty years during what many consider to be the peak of the glory of the classic Roman Empire.  He was serving as the governor of Upper Germany when he was adopted as Caesar and heir to the throne, by then emperor Nerva.  In January of 98 A.D., just four months after his adoption, Nerva died and Trajan was elevated to rank of emperor.  Still in Germany, he stayed there to suppress the Germanic tribes that nagged the Empire's peace, only returning when it was relatively quiet in a year later in 99 A.D. to Rome.  It was at this time that many major public works were begun for which he was famous for, including the construction and improvement of roads, bridges and aqueducts.  Many of these projects still survive today, two thousand years later!  

Trajan was respected and popular with the army because of his military background and accomplishments.  Throughout his rule, he led the Roman legions to victory and claimed such a vast expanse of territory for Rome that by the time of his death in 117 A.D., the Roman Empire covered more territory than at any other time in its current 700 year history.  In 113 A.D., Trajan mounted the massive invasion of the Parthian Empire that had been only a fantasy by every preceding ruler of the Roman Empire back to Julius Caesar!  Out of his conquests in the Middle East, he added four new Roman provinces alone.  

Suddenly in 117 A.D., Trajan died of an illness while on his way to crush some revolting provinces.  On his death bed, he adopted Hadrian as his son and successor to the throne.  This tradition of an emperor selecting a capable individual and adopting him as his son to succeed his rule, served to provide peaceful succession of power in the Empire and was continued for the next 80 years.

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Description

No doubt, this ancient coin jewelry masterpiece would make an unforgettable impression on all that see it.  This genuine and stunning ancient Roman silver denarius of the emperor Trajan is rare for its preservation and strike quality, minted nearly 2000 years ago.  This coin dates to a time during the peak of the classic Roman Empire.  The reverse side features the Roman goddess AEQUITAS, standing holding a cornucopia and scales.  In ancient Rome, the deity Aequitas was the goddess of fair trade and honest merchants, as well as evenness and justice.  She is depicted with a cornucopia symbolizing prosperity from fair trade commerce, and scales, which represent equity and fairness.  Aequitas is the source of the word equity, and also means "equality" or "justice" today.  This would make a PERFECT gift for anyone employed in the legal justice system - judge, lawyer, or law enforcement.  Perfect for man wanting a stately and unique piece of jewelry or, equally impressive on a woman seeking a bold and regal centerpiece. 

The ancient coin is showcased in a handmade 14K yellow gold high polished pendant setting framing the bold, strong profile of this great early Roman ruler.  

ADD THE DISPLAYED THICK BEAD CHAIN

ADD A GOLD CHAIN

SEE MORE ANCIENT ROMAN COIN JEWELRY

HISTORY

Trajan was born in 53 A.D., the son of a Spanish-born military general and statesman.  He reigned as emperor over the Roman Empire for just under twenty years during what many consider to be the peak of the glory of the classic Roman Empire.  He was serving as the governor of Upper Germany when he was adopted as Caesar and heir to the throne, by then emperor Nerva.  In January of 98 A.D., just four months after his adoption, Nerva died and Trajan was elevated to rank of emperor.  Still in Germany, he stayed there to suppress the Germanic tribes that nagged the Empire's peace, only returning when it was relatively quiet in a year later in 99 A.D. to Rome.  It was at this time that many major public works were begun for which he was famous for, including the construction and improvement of roads, bridges and aqueducts.  Many of these projects still survive today, two thousand years later!  

Trajan was respected and popular with the army because of his military background and accomplishments.  Throughout his rule, he led the Roman legions to victory and claimed such a vast expanse of territory for Rome that by the time of his death in 117 A.D., the Roman Empire covered more territory than at any other time in its current 700 year history.  In 113 A.D., Trajan mounted the massive invasion of the Parthian Empire that had been only a fantasy by every preceding ruler of the Roman Empire back to Julius Caesar!  Out of his conquests in the Middle East, he added four new Roman provinces alone.  

Suddenly in 117 A.D., Trajan died of an illness while on his way to crush some revolting provinces.  On his death bed, he adopted Hadrian as his son and successor to the throne.  This tradition of an emperor selecting a capable individual and adopting him as his son to succeed his rule, served to provide peaceful succession of power in the Empire and was continued for the next 80 years.

Additional info

SKU: CPR233
Warranty: ALL PURCHASES ACCOMPANIED WITH A WRITTEN GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY.
SETTING: 14KT YELLOW GOLD
COIN: SILVER DENARIUS
COIN PENDANT: 98 - 117 A.D.
DIMENSIONS: .9" or 23 mm overall diameter
:::: Includes Gift Box
:::: Includes CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY / HISTORY SHEET