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Gold Cufflinks Featuring Roman Silver Denarii of Emperor Septimius Severus - FJ.6710
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 193 AD to 211 AD

Collection: Jewelry
Medium: Silver and Gold


Additional Information: sold

Location: United States
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Description
These genuine ancient coins have been mounted in a pair of modern 18 karat gold cufflinks.

Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus was born April 11, 145 A.D. in Leptis Magna, a Carthaginian city located in North Africa. Severus came from a distinguished local family; his cousins received suffect consulships in Rome under Antoninus Pius. Severus restored stability to the Roman Empire after the tumultuous reign of the emperor Commodus and the outbreaks of civil war that erupted in the wake of Commodus' murder. However, by giving greater pay and benefits to soldiers and annexing the troublesome lands of northern Mesopotamia into the Roman empire, Septimius Severus brought increasing financial and military burdens to Rome's government. Although his prudent administration allowed these burdens to be met during his eighteen years on the throne, his reign was not entirely sunny. Overall, his reign marks a critical stage in the development of the absolute despotism that characterized the later Roman Empire.

These cufflinks are truly one of a kind. Struck by hand, each coin has a slightly different shape and must be individually mounted. The lustrous gold setting is a perfect complement to the natural elegance of the silver coins. These cufflinks are the perfect finishing touch to the finest suit. Besides their graceful style, these cufflinks are a symbol of the prudent leadership, glorious wealth and dominant power of the Roman Empire.
- (FJ.6710)

 

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