Collar with medallions containing coins of emperors
This collar displays medallions containing coins of Emperors Lucius Verus (r. AD 161-169) and Alexander Severus (r. AD 222-235) and of Julia Domna, Wife of Emperor Septimius Severus (r. AD 193-211) and mother of Geta (r. AD 211-212) and Caracalla (r. AD 211-217). The use of imperial portrait coins - almost exclusively the aureus - as jewelry became widespread with the third century A.D. In this example, the globular pulls for adjusting the necklace are decorated with schematic theater masks.
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