Genuine Ancient Roman Coin 2nd century AD silver Pendant depicting Moon and Stars
Discover an exquisite sterling silver pendant featuring a genuine Roman coin from the 2nd century AD. This remarkable piece showcases a captivating depiction of the moon and seven stars. On the reverse side of the coin, you'll find the bust of Emperor Hadrian.
The ancient Romans held a firm belief in the influence of celestial bodies on human life, death, and destiny. This coin portrays the moon and seven stars, representing the septem Triones, the seven brightest stars in the Ursa Major constellation. Ursa Major was one of the earliest constellations identified, and its symbolism dates back to ancient times. In 76 BC, silver coins featuring a crescent moon and seven stars were minted by L. Lucretius Trio, the monetary magistrate of that year.
The imagery of the moon and stars was commonly engraved on objects and precious gemstones, including jewelry. During late antiquity, the cultural and historical significance of the planets went beyond astronomy, extending into astrology. The planets played a vital role in astrology, exerting influence on astral meteorology, geography, ethnography, and birth horoscopes. They were believed to influence individuals and all aspects of nature, from metals and gemstones to plants, animals, and even the alphabet.
The belief in the planets' influence spanned the realms of the macrocosm and microcosm, encompassing all facets of life.
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.