Gold Pendant Depicting Emperor Volusian

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016

One of the simplest ways of displaying wealthiness was to wear it, as seen in this pendant made from a coin. The wealthier the wearer, the more elaborate the jewellery could be. An elaborate setting could be added to turn a gold coin into a pendant. This pendant was made from a gold aureus coin of the Roman Emperor Volusian (Volusianus). From the Roman Empire, circa 251-253 CE. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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