Coin Jewelry :
Silver Coin Rings : Silver Denarius Depicting Emperor Hadrian
Silver Denarius Depicting Emperor Hadrian - FJ.6746
Medium: Silver and Gold
Location: United States
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This Ancient Coin Has Been Set in a Modern 18
Karat Gold Ring.
Hadrian spent much of his reign traveling about
the Roman Empire and checking into the well -
being of the cities, towns, provinces, and
ordinary citizens over whom he ruled. He was
always interested in civic improvements, and
would often have a new bridge, road, aqueduct,
or temple built when he thought that the local
citizens would benefit by such new construction.
The reign of Hadrian at the height of the PAX
ROMANA period was a time of great peace and
prosperity in the Roman Empire. He continued
the public works building projects that his
adoptive father Trajan began and strengthened
the defenses on the borders of the empire.
Because of attacks on Roman citizens living in
southern Britain, he built Hadrian's Wall across a
narrow part of the island. Hadrian was an
educated emperor and a patron of the arts. He
spent most of his reign visiting the different
provinces of the empire and personally
overseeing the improvements and public works
carried out under his orders. Like Trajan and
Nerva before him, he adopted a grown man in
order to make him heir to the throne. When his
first adopted son Aelius Caesar died of illness,
Hadrian adopted another, Antoninus Pius, who
would succeed him when Hadrian died in his bed
after a long illness.
The natural splendor of the precious metals is
allowed to shine in this ring. The natural hues of
the silver and the gold complement each other.
In this ring, the present and the past combine.
The classic reserved form of the modern ring
enhances the timeless beauty and majesty of the
ancient coin. To wear this ring is to reconnect
with the past while simultaneously exhibiting
style and elegance that is contemporary and yet