EMPEROR VALENTINIAN Genuine Ancient Roman 24Kt Gold Coin 4th Cent. AD 18Kt Gold Pendant

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman 24Kt Gold Coin 4th cent. AD • Bezel material: 18KT Gold

This exquisite 18Kt Gold pendant houses a 24Kt Gold  Ancient Roman coin (Solidus) 4th Cent AD depicting the Emperor Valentinian. On the rear, we can see the Emperor holding labarum with Christogram on banner and Victory on globe.

Valentinian I, also known as Valentinian the Great, held the Roman imperial throne from 364 to 375. Upon assuming power, he appointed his brother Valens as co-emperor, entrusting him with governance over the eastern provinces while Valentinian retained control over the western regions.

Valentinian demonstrated military prowess, securing victories against formidable adversaries such as the Alamanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians. The Battle of Solicinium in 367 is a significant triumph over the Alamanni. Under the leadership of his skilled general Count Theodosius, revolts in Africa and the Great Conspiracy—an orchestrated assault on Roman Britain by Picts, Scots, and Saxons—were thwarted.

Valentinian's legacy extends beyond military achievements; he was the last emperor to oversee campaigns across the Rhine and Danube rivers. Recognizing the importance of fortifications, he embarked on extensive rebuilding and enhancement projects along the empire's frontiers, even constructing fortresses deep within enemy territories.

The success of Valentinian's reign contrasts starkly with the rapid decline that followed his passing, earning him the distinction of being hailed as the "last great western emperor." Establishing the Valentinianic dynasty, his sons Gratian and Valentinian II succeeded him in governing the western half of the empire.

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.