Genuine ancient Roman Coin 2nd Cent. AD silver Pendant depicting Emperor Marcus Aurelius
This sterling silver pendant features an authentic 2nd-century AD Roman coin depicting Emperor Marcus Aurelius. On the back, there is an image of Fortuna sitting on a throne with a rudder and cornucopia. Marcus Aurelius, born in AD 121, was betrothed to Aelius Caesar's daughter and later adopted by Antoninus. He became Caesar in AD 139, married Faustina Junior, and smoothly succeeded to the throne in AD 161. Known for his devotion to Stoic philosophy, he died in AD 180 and was deified.
Fortuna, the Roman goddess of fortune and luck, is symbolized in the pendant with her characteristic ship's rudder, wheel of fortune, and cornucopia. She represents life's unpredictability, capable of bestowing both good and bad luck. Fortuna is also associated with fate, and she has connections to the Egyptian goddess Isis. Amulets, coins, and gems often depict her alongside the god Bonus Eventus.
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