Silver Denarius of Empress Faustina the Younger - FJ.6597
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 2 nd Century AD
Medium: Silver-Gold


This Ancient Coin Has Been Set in a Modern 18 Karat Gold Ring.

Annia Galeria Faustina was born about 127 A.D., daughter of Emperor Antoninus Pius and Faustina the Elder. Hadian engaged her to Lucius Verus; but when Pius became Augustus on July 10, 138, he broke off the union and engaged her to Marcus Aurelius. Due to her youthful age, the wedding was postponed several years until 145. Her first of perhaps thirteen children (including future Emperor Commodus) was born in November of 147, when she received the title of Augusta. She accompanied Aurelius on some campaigns and trips, and was with him when she died at Halala in Cappadocia in late 175. She was soon deified, and Halala was re-founded as Faustinopolis.

The beauty of this fabled Roman Empress is matched by the splendor of this ring. The silver coin is elegantly presented in a modern gold ring that is both stunning yet reserved. The simple geometry of the ring does not detract or draw attention away from the centerpiece; instead both elements complement and enhance each other. Wearing this ring reawakens the lost glories of antiquity as the past becomes alive again on our hand, as beautiful and sumptuous as in their own time. - (FJ.6597)



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