Pendant with Roman coin depicting Hadrian

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Pendant with Roman coin depicting Hadrian

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Jewels with coins, Roman intaglios stones and micro-mosaics

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Serra - Roma / Jewelry

This sterling silver pendant was designed by me and handcrafted by the artisans of my shop, SERRA, opened in Rome in 1910 and located in via Margutta 57, in the historic center of the city, a few steps from Piazza di Spagna! In the center of the pendant there is an authentic Roman coin (silver denarius) depicting the emperor Hadrian (2nd century AD). Hadrian is remembered for his travels, his construction projects and his efforts to control even the most remote outposts of the Roman Empire. He was an esthete and very cultured emperor and left several poems. Signs of his reign remain in numerous buildings, including the “Temple of Venus and Rome”; he then had the Pantheon rebuilt, which had been destroyed by fire during the reign of his predecessor. His country residence, Villa Adriana, outside Rome, is considered the architectural epitome of the opulence and elegance of the Roman world. Covering seven square miles, it was more of a garden city than a villa, in which were baths, libraries, sculpture gardens, theaters, outdoor dining rooms, pavilions and private suites, parts of which have survived to modern times, much which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Hadrian’s tomb, now called Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, became a burial place for later emperors and was converted into a fortress in the 5th century. On the flip side we read “Fortunae Veterinarians” because in the Roman Empire, Fortuna Redux was a form of the goddess who supervised a return, as if from a long or dangerous journey. Her attributes were Cornucopia and the rudder. All our jewels come with a certificate of authenticity attesting to their Greek or Roman origin!