EMPEROR HADRIAN Authentic Ancient Roman Coin 2nd cent.AD Silver Ring

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Bronze Coin 2nd cent.AD • Band material: Sterling Silver

Within this 925 silver ring lies an authentic Roman coin, a dupondius measuring 2.8 cm in diameter, featuring the visage of Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian's legacy is defined by his extensive travels, architectural endeavors, and his pursuit of unifying the far-reaching territories of the Roman empire.

A man of refined tastes and education, Hadrian's literary prowess is evident in the poems he left behind. His reign is marked by the restoration of several significant structures, notably the Temple of Rome and Venus, alongside the rebuilding of the Pantheon, which had succumbed to fire in the era of his predecessor.

Villa Adriana, his countryside estate outside Rome, stands as a testament to Roman opulence and elegance, covering an expanse of seven square miles. More than just a villa, it resembled a city within a garden, boasting baths, libraries, sculpture gardens, theaters, open-air dining halls, pavilions, and private suites. Portions of this marvel have endured through the ages, earning it the esteemed title of a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.

Hadrian's final resting place, now known as Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, initially his tomb, evolved into a burial ground for subsequent emperors and underwent transformation into a fortress during the 5th century. Each facet of Hadrian's endeavors and constructions serves as a lasting testament to his vision and the enduring grandeur of the Roman world.

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.