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Gold Cufflinks Featuring Roman Bronze Coins Commemorating Constantinopolis - FJ.6712
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 330 AD to 346 AD

Collection: Jewelry
Medium: Bronze and Gold

$2,700.00
Location: United States
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Description
These genuine ancient coins have been mounted in a pair of modern 18 karat gold cufflinks.

This coin, called the Constantinopolis commemorative, was struck to commemorate Constantine the Great's new capital Constantinopolis or Constantinople, as it came to be known by Europeans. Constantinopolis soon became the largest and most important city in the late classical and early medieval world. The reverse depicts a figure of Victory standing with her foot on the prow of a ship, while the helmeted head of a female figure personifying the city graces the obverse of this type. These types of currency were a circulating commemorative much like the Bicentennial coinage struck in the United States in 1976.

This stunning set of cufflinks evokes the glory and beauty of the early Christian era and its flowering. The rich umber hue of the tarnished bronze is striking when contrasted to the luminous gold mounting. The course of Europe and the world would forever change due to the efforts of Constantine the Great. There is an eternal splendor to these cufflinks, a beauty that radiates from within the coin and envelopes the gold setting. To wear these coins is to evoke the spirit of change. For although time changes and the world evolves, true beauty and eternal elegance as defined by these cufflinks are immune to the fancies and whims of individual tastes.
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