Janus roman coin mounted in gold pendant

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Janus roman coin mounted in gold pendant

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Jewels with coins, Roman intaglios stones and micro-mosaics

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This gold pendant was designed by me and handmade by the craftsmen of my shop.

In the center of the pendant is set an authentic Roman coin ( 2nd century BC- Roman denarius ) depicting the laureate head of Janus .
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus pronounced is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. It is conventionally thought that the month of January is named for Janus but according to ancient Roman farmers’ almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity of the month.

Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The gates of a building in Rome named after him (not a temple, as it is often called, but an open enclosure with gates at each end) were opened in time of war, and closed to mark the arrival of peace (which did not happen very often). As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in his association with Portunus, a similar harbor and gateway god, he was concerned with travelling, trading and shipping.

In the reverse side of the coin : Rome standing left erecting trophy

All of our jewels are certified by certificate of authenticity attesting their Greek or Roman origin !