Genuine Roman Silver Coin Pendant depicting Emperor Trajan
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. AD • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
This sterling silver pendant has a genuine (2nd century A.D. ) silver coin depicting the laureated head of Emperor Trajan; in the reverse side of the coin there is an eagle, wings spread, head left- The coin come from Syria Amid the periods of turmoil in the history of the Roman Empire came the era of the Five Good Emperors. Instead of selection by dynastic succession, these five rulers were chosen and trained by their predecessors to ensure smooth, peaceful transitions of power. Among the five, Emperor Trajan (reigned 98–117 AD) acquired the title Optimus, or “best.” It was Trajan who not only expanded the borders of the Roman Empire to their greatest extent but also governed with singular benevolence and generosity toward his subjects. Trajan’s selection as emperor by Nerva set an important precedent for Rome’s rulers. A military commander with Spanish roots, Trajan was the first emperor born outside Italy. The message of his elevation was clear: Qualified, educated men from throughout the empire could aspire to the highest office of the land. All of our jewels are certified by a certificate of authenticity attesting their Greek or Roman origin!