This supreme, collector-grade ancient Roman bronze antoninianus coin was minted between 286 - 305 A.D., during the rule of emperor Maximian. It is set with the reverse side showing the finely preserved image of the god Jupiter on the right, handing the god Victory on a globe, to the emperor who stands on the left. Encircling is the inscription"Concordia Militvm" meaning, "Unity of the Military". The back side of the pendant shows the obverse of the coin with a superbly preserved side profile of the emperor.
It is set in a high polished decorative hand-cast sterling silver pendant setting in a unisex design making this pendant equally fitting for wear by either a man or woman.
The coin features superb detail and high relief of the side show, as well as a beautiful colored patina. This is a perfect piece for any military enlistee or veteran, as well as the husband or wife or parent of a member of the military.
From a time when the military of Rome personified honor, serving as the ultimate protector of peace and order of one of history's greatest societies.
*** Chain is not included but may be purchased additionally, at the link below
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SETTING: 925 STERLING SILVER
COIN: BRONZE ANTONINIANUS
COIN AGE: 286 - 305 A.D.
DIMENSIONS: 1.25" or 32 mm diameter overall
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Maximian, born Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Herculius, proved himself on the battlefield with his bravery and ferocity. He became a trusted officer and friend of the emperor Diocletian, who made him Caesar July 21, 285 AD, and Augustus April 1, 286 AD. The two worked well together with Diocletian's intellect and Maximian's military prowess.
Maximian established his residence at Trier but spent most of his time on campaign. In late 285, he suppressed rebels in Gaul known as the Bagaudae. From 285 to 288, he fought against Germanic tribes along the Rhine frontier. Together with Diocletian, he launched a scorched earth campaign deep into Alamannic territory in 288, refortifying the frontier.