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Ancient Roman Coin Necklace

$169.00 Sale Price:   $47.99

Price: $169.00 Sale Price:   $47.99

Item#:1074877

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This Roman bronze coin may have once paid a day's wages or bought a jug of wine. Growing up in Israel, the artisan who creates this sterling silver necklace was fascinated by the archaeological sites around him, and by the tradition of using coins in jewelry, even in ancient times. Coins will vary but will be from the second to fourth century and feature one of the era's emperors. Pendant can be worn with either side of the coin displayed.


Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. and Canada.


Adjustable 16–18"L. Coin is approximately the size of a U.S. dime.

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Ancient Roman Coin Necklace
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful (13)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Stylish (10)
  • Good length (9)
  • Unique (7)

Cons

  • Clasp breaks easily (3)
  • Poor workmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (15)
  • Office (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Dates / night out (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (9), Comfort-oriented (8), Practical (8), Stylish (6), Career (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it!

Was impressed by the detail on the coin, a lot of the time these things are a bit worn and indistinct, but mine is very clear. I believe it is a Roman coin,...Read complete review

Was impressed by the detail on the coin, a lot of the time these things are a bit worn and indistinct, but mine is very clear. I believe it is a Roman coin, maybe Augustus from the AVG marking on it. I agree with one of the other reviewers, I would really liked to have had some info on my actual coin. My only complaint is that some of the lettering is cover by the frame so I cannot identify the Emperor for sure, but I understand that it had to be, so that the coin is secure.
I am also impressed with the chain, it is very substantial, and I love that it is adjustable. I'm sure I will be using it for my other pendants as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Smaller than shown

My only complaint is that the size of the pendant is much smaller than indicated in catalog photo, where no dimensions were given. Obviously, the coins are small, but the surround could therefore...Read complete review

My only complaint is that the size of the pendant is much smaller than indicated in catalog photo, where no dimensions were given. Obviously, the coins are small, but the surround could therefore been a bit bigger -- or accurate size info given.
Also, for my taste, the chain is far too short. But at least I knew its length before ordering.

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5.0

beautiful jewerly piece

By carmen

from san antonio, tx

About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Stylish
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

    buy it!!!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Eye catching

    By Classic

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Classic, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Formal Occasions
      • Night Out
      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

      I really loved the picture, but was blown away when I actually received it and saw the Roman coin necklace. I have worn it a lot and on many occasions and got many compliments.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love wearing a piece of history

      By Peggy

      from Summerfield, FL

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

        I love knowing that people more than 1500 years ago held this coin and used it in Israel. I wish I had pictures of the coin before it was set - would have made identification easier. I believe mine is of Emperor Gratian (ruler from 375-383AD) with a reverse of him dragging a captive; minted in Constantinople c. 375AD. The setting is well made and the main chain sturdy. The extender links with lobster claw clasp are more delicate, but are solid or so well soldered as to appear so. Silver is soft, though, so I wouldn't wear this for any activity where it might get caught or pulled. I would have given it 5 stars if there main chain were longer and it clasped without the extender. Then no worries!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice pendant,

        By starcastle

        from Texas

        About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • THE PENDANT
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Clasp Breaks Easily
        • Poor Workmanship
        • Too Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Anytime with a GOOD chain

        Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

        This item should be sold without the chain. Find a nice, heavier antiqued silver chain in your desired length, and this pendant is indeed a conversation piece. It's a nice weight, and the coin is in wonderful detail given its age. The chain is the ONLY reason I didn't give this five stars.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I give it an 9 out of 10

        By CHIEF

        from Graham,WA

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Good Length
        • Stylish
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Clasp Breaks Easily
        • Poor Workmanship

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

        I really love the coin/pendant...It is unique to have a piece of history from the 3rd century. The only thing I was disappointed with was the poor quality of the chain. The clasp broke when I took it off the first time. I did have a better chain so I did not take the time to send it back. Over all i am very pleased with the coin.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Picture looks better than necklace.

        By DeeDee

        from Michigan

        About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Clasp Breaks Easily
        • Poor Workmanship
        • Tarnishes Easily

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Night Out
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

        I chose to keep the necklace and I wear it 24/7. I've even gotten compliments on it but in all honesty the quality was far less than I was expecting. The workmanship is rough with little burrs here and there, with lots of black toning that makes the necklace look dull and dirty...even new. The clasp feels cheap. I kept it because I loved the styling. It's not one of my favorite purchases, but certainly not one of the worst either.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        A Very Nice Piece Would Buy Again

        By Jeanne

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Stylish
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Night Out
          • Office
          • Travel

          Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

          This necklace and pendant is a very nicely crated piece. I love that it is so different and unique. I love jewelry that is not run of the mill and this is it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice Necklace

          By JoJoBean

          from TN

          Pros

          • Good Length

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Office

            Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

            A friend brought a similar necklace to me from Israel and I've been looking for one as a gift. Unfortunately this one is not nearly as substantial as the one I received, i.e. the coin is not as large and the weight of the necklace is not very heavy. That said, it serves the purpose -- having an ancient coin and an attractive piece of jewelry.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Smaller then I expected, but beautiful

            By Holly

            from VA

            About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Good Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Formal Occasions
              • Night Out
              • Office
              • Travel

              Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

              Received as a Birthday gift and I was delighted. Great quality, classic looking piece. Coin is old looking but profile of Constantine is clear. I had great fun researching which Emperor this was. Would have liked longer chain. Actual pendent is a bit small but is still beautiful.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Beautiful

              By gnrgrl

              from Northern Virginia

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Ancient Roman Coin Necklace:

                I received this as a Christmas gift after admiring it in the catalog. It is amazing how clear the images are! The back side does have some details worn a bit but there is enough to make out what it is. Great for how old the coin is. I found a website that helps you identify the coin from the images on it. Mine appears to be Valentianus III from about 440 AD.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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