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

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. AD • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925 • Chain Not Included in the price

An authentic Roman silver denarius from the 2nd century AD, depicting the Emperor Hadrian, has been set in this sterling silver pendant, handmade by our goldsmiths. On the back of the coin, we can see the figure of Felicitas, symbolizing Happiness, adorned with a caduceus and cornucopia.

Hadrian is best remembered for his extensive travels, notable construction projects, and his efforts to unify the vast territories of the Roman Empire. He possessed a refined aesthetic sense, was highly educated, and even left behind a collection of poems. Some of the architectural marvels attributed to his reign include the Temple of Rome and Venus, as well as the rebuilding of the Pantheon, which had suffered fire damage during the rule of his predecessor.

One of his most renowned legacies is the Villa Adriana, located just outside of Rome. Covering an area of seven square miles, this opulent estate was more akin to a garden city than a mere villa. It boasted various amenities such as baths, libraries, sculpture gardens, theaters, open-air dining halls, pavilions, and private suites. Some portions of this grand complex have survived to the present day, and it was rightfully designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.

Hadrian's tomb, known today as the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, served as a burial site for subsequent emperors and was later converted into a fortress during the 5th century.

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.