EMPEROR NERO Genuine Ancient Roman Silver Coin 1st century AD Pendant

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Silver Coin 1st cent. AD • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
$819.00

This sterling silver pendant showcases an authentic Roman coin dating back to the 1st century AD, 

The coin showcases Nero, the Roman emperor who reigned from 54 to 68 AD, marking the culmination of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Originally named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, Nero was the progeny of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, sister to Emperor Caligula. Following the demise of his father in 40 AD and the assassination of his uncle in 41 AD, Nero's path to power took shape when his great-uncle Claudius ascended the throne. Through strategic alliances, including his mother Agrippina's marriage to Claudius, Nero was adopted as heir and ultimately ascended to the imperial throne upon Claudius's death in 54 AD.

Throughout his reign, Nero's governance became synonymous with tyranny and excess. Ancient Roman accounts, including those of Suetonius and Cassius Dio, paint a grim picture of his character and rule, with Tacitus portraying him as compulsive and corrupt. The Great Fire of Rome, a catastrophic event in 64 AD, was often attributed to Nero, purportedly as a means to clear space for his ambitious architectural project, the Domus Aurea. Tacitus further alleges Nero's persecution of Christians, utilizing them as scapegoats for the fire and subjecting them to gruesome executions, driven not by justice but by personal malice.

While some contemporary historians question the veracity of these ancient accounts regarding Nero's despotic actions, his legacy remains steeped in controversy and intrigue.

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.