EMPEROR HADRIAN Genuine Ancient Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. AD Pendant

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. AD • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
$680.00

Hadrian, the inspiration behind this piece, is celebrated for his extensive travels, monumental architectural endeavors, and endeavors to unite the sprawling territories of the Roman Empire. A man of refined taste and scholarly pursuits, Hadrian's legacy extends beyond his reign, evidenced by his poetic works and enduring architectural marvels.

Among his notable contributions stands the reconstruction of the Pantheon, ravaged by fire during the era of his predecessor, and the Temple of Rome and Venus. Yet, perhaps his most illustrious achievement lies in the Villa Adriana, his sprawling country estate outside Rome. Spanning seven square miles, this architectural marvel epitomizes the grandeur and sophistication of the Roman world, boasting an array of amenities from baths and libraries to theaters and sculpture gardens. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999, fragments of its splendor endure to present times.

The reverse of this pendant features the inscription "Fortunae Reduci," a homage to Fortuna Redux, a revered deity in the Roman Empire who safeguarded travelers on their return journeys from afar. Embodied with attributes of the Cornucopia and rudder, Fortuna Redux symbolizes abundance and safe passage—a fitting tribute to the enduring spirit of exploration and fortune.

Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.