Genuine Roman bronze coin Silver pendant depicting Fausta, wife of Emperor Constantine

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Bronze Coin 3rd cent. AD • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
$373.00

In this sterling silver pendant, an authentic Roman bronze coin has been set which depicts Fausta, the wife of Emperor Constantine. On the reverse side of the coin we can see the Salus, in the form of Fausta, with two of her children in her arms.

Fausta was the daughter of Emperor Maximian. To seal the alliance between them for control of the Tetrarchy, in 307 Maximianus married her to Constantine I.

Fausta was held in high esteem by Constantine, and proof of his favour was that in 324 she was proclaimed augusta; previously she held the title of nobilissima femina. Their sons became emperors: Constantine II, r. 337–340, Constantius II, r. 337–361, and Constans, r. 337–350. She also bore three daughters: Constantina, Helena and Fausta. Of these, Constantina married her cousins, firstly Hannibalianus and secondly Constantius Gallus, and Helena married Emperor Julian.