Genuine Roman Coin 18 Kt Gold Pendant depicting "Dextrarum Iunctio", symbol of Love and Friendship

  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Silver Coin 1st cent. BC • Bezel material: 18 Kt Gold

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In this 18 Kt Gold pendant is set an authentic roman coin, minted by Albinus Bruti ( 48 BC ), depicting a Dextrarum iunctio: clasped hands holding winged caduceus. On the reverse side of the coin we can see the Pietas that was, in the whole of the Roman Religion, the personification of the Roman sentiment of pietas, therefore a divinity in charge of fulfilling his duty towards the State, the deities and the family. The handshaking gesture, Dexiosis for the Greeks or Dextrarum Iunctio for the Romans is first found in ancient Greek art For the Romans, the handclasp signified harmony, affinity, friendship, and loyalty. As the right hand was consecrated to the deity of fidelity, in scenes of political nature the handclasp represented political concord after a contract. In the Antonine period, dextrarum iunctio became a symbol of the harmony of the imperial couple.