With its exquisite detail and rich multi-hued patina, this is a beautiful ancient Roman bronze follis coin from the rule of Caesar Severus II. The high polished 14K yellow gold pendant setting showcases the ancient patina color wonderfully. The details of the face, hair, beard and laurel leaf crown on the emperor's head are spectacular and rare. This exquisitely preserved detail shows a fascinating and accurate glimpse into ancient Roman costume of its royal ceremony.
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SETTING: 14KT YELLOW GOLD
COIN AGE: 305 - 306 A.D.
DIMENSIONS: 1.75" x 1.35" overall
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Severus was a ruler of the West during the Roman Tetrarchy which was set up initially by the emperor Diocletian. Realizing that the Empire was too large for one man to rule, Diocletian named Maximianus co-emperor in 286 A.D. and gave him the western half of the Empire. This period of rule brought about some noteworthy events in ancient Roman history. Diocletian possessed excellent leadership skills even beyond military matters. As emperor, he implemented enormous policy changes that he is most famous for, known as the "Diocletian Reform". One of these changes was the tetrarchy, whereby he divided the rule of the empire between two Augustii, each having their own subordinate but detached Caesar. These were called the houses of Jupiter and Hercules. As inflation was spiraling out of control and undermining the stability of the entire economy of the empire, he also instituted price controls and other monetary reforms, bringing the peoples' confidence back into the monetary system. An ancient proponent to government term limits, he believed in assuring the empire of a peaceful succession.