Authentic Roman silver Coin pendant depicting "Dextrarum Iunctio", symbol of marriage or friendship

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. BC • Bezel material: 925 Sterling Silver

An authentic Roman coin, minted by Albinus Bruti ( 48 BC ), is set in this sterling silver pendant, 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, the handclasp in scenes of political nature represented political concord after a contract. In the Antonine period, Dextrarum Iunctio became a symbol of the harmony of the imperial couple.