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Materials: Vermeil Gold (Frame), Ancient Genuine Roman Coin, Emerald.
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A mint condition genuine ancient Roman coin of Marcus Aurelius. Framed with a 24k gold frame. Set with a rose cut diamond and three princess cut emeralds. The coin itself is made out of electrum otherwise known as lower carat gold. The color is oxidized due to it being trapped under the earth for hundreds of years. Roman coins were originally minted in solid 24k gold, but as the economy declined, they reduced the level of gold quantity to 8k or straight bronze & silver.
Coin Details: Serdica of Caracalla by the. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Aesculapius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; SANDOZ. APPROX: 217 A.D
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, better known as Caracalla, was the son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, born in 188 A.D. He was named Caesar in 196 and Augustus in 198. Shortly before his death, Severus advised his sons, "Agree with each other, give money to the soldiers and scorn all other men." But the brothers hated each other and soon Caracalla had Geta murdered and massacred thousands suspected of supporting him. Although a capable military commander, the actual running of the government was left to his mother. He gradually slipped more and more into paranoia and delusions of grandeur before being murdered on his way to an Eastern campaign aimed at fulfilling his belief that he was the reincarnation of Alexander the Great.
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