Roman Gold Coin ‘Solidus- 4th Century AD’ 18 Kt Gold Ring Depicting Theodosius

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Roman Gold Coin ‘Solidus- 4th Century AD’ 18 Kt Gold Ring Depicting Theodosius

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Jewels with coins, Roman intaglios stones and micro-mosaics

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In this splendid gold ring, revolving, is set an authentic 24 Kt gold Roman coin (solidus) dating back to the 4th century AD, which represents on one side the Emperor Theodosius I and on the other side the inscription “Concordia” and the personification of the city of Constantinople seated holding a scepter and a shield.
Theodosius I (11 January 347 – 17 January 395), also called Theodosius the Great, was Roman emperor from 379 to 395, during Late Antiquity. His reign accelerated the Christianization of the Roman Empire, achieved military successes when the frontiers of the empire were threatened by the wars of the Migration Period, and defeated two rival emperors in successive civil wars. He was the first emperor of the Theodosian dynasty , and married into the ruling Valentinianic dynasty . His decrees made Nicene Christianity the state church of the Roman Empire and punished Roman paganism, Hellenistic religion, and Arianism. At his capital Constantinople he commissioned the honorific Column of Theodosius, the Theodosian Walls, and the Golden Gate, among the greatest works of ancient Roman architecture.

After a military career and a governorship under his father Theodosius the Elder – a comes rei militaris – he became magister equitum and was then elevated to the imperial rank of augustus by the emperor Gratian (r. 367–383). He replaced the latter’s uncle and senior augustus Valens , who had been killed in the Battle of Adrianople. Theodosius married Gratian’s half-sister Galla, daughter of Valentinian the Great , and defeated the rebellion of Magnus Maximus on behalf of his new brother-in-law, Valentinian II . When Valentinian II died, Theodosius became the senior emperor, having already made his eldest son Arcadius his co-augustus. Theodosius then defeated the usurper Eugenius .
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