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Silver Coin Rings : Gold Ring Featuring a Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Septimius Severus
Gold Ring Featuring a Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Septimius Severus - FJ.6598
Medium: Silver and Gold
Location: United States
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This genuine ancient Roman coin has been
mounted in a modern 18 karat gold ring.
Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus was born 11
April 145 in the Carthaginian city of Lepcis
Magna located in North Africa. Septimius
Severus came from a distinguished local family
with cousins who received suffect consulships in
Rome under Antoninus Pius. Severus restored
stability to the Roman Empire after the
tumultuous reign of the emperor Commodus and
the civil wars that erupted in the wake of
Commodus' murder. However, by giving greater
pay and benefits to soldiers and annexing the
troublesome lands of northern Mesopotamia into
the Roman empire, Septimius Severus brought
increasing financial and military burdens to
Rome's government. His prudent administration
allowed these burdens to be met during his
eighteen years on the throne, but his reign was
not entirely sunny. The bloodiness with which
Severus gained and maintained control of the
empire tarnished his generally positive
reputation. His reign marks a critical stage in the
development of the absolute despotism that
characterized the later Roman Empire.
The natural splendor of the precious metals is
allowed to shine in this ring. The natural hues of
the silver and the gold complement each other.
In this ring, the present and the past combine.
The classic reserved form of the modern ring
enhances the timeless beauty and majesty of the
ancient coin. To wear this ring is to reconnect
with the past while continuing to look stylish and
elegant in the now.