Gold Pendant with Silver Denarius of Empress Plautilla - FJ.7032b - For Sale

Gold Pendant with Silver Denarius of Empress Plautilla - FJ.7032b
Price: $1300.00
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 202 AD to 211 AD
Collection: Jewelry
Style: Roman Coin Pendant
Medium: Silver and Gold
Plautilla was the daughter of Plautian, a powerful and ambitious praetorian prefect under Emperor Septimius Severus. In 202 A. D., she wed to the Emperor’s son, Caracalla, in a marriage arranged by her father. Plautilla did not love Caracalla and he reciprocated by spurning his wife. At first, they barely tolerated each other; but later, they would not even be seen in each other's presence. In the meantime, Plautian was becoming more ambitious and careless about hiding it. He arrogantly had statues erected in his honor. He competed openly with Caracalla for power and influence. Caracalla came to loathe the obnoxious praetorian prefect, much like his daughter. In 205, Plautian was accused of a plot to murder Severus and Caracalla. Caracalla would have slain the hated praetorian prefect with his own hand, but his father forbade him to do so. Instead, Plautilla was exiled to the island of Lipari soon after. In 211, Septimius Severus died. With the passing of Severus, Caracalla became Emperor and any little protection Plautilla might have had against the hatred of her former husband disappeared. Soon after his ascension, an assassin to murdered Plautilla. The splendor of the precious metals is allowed to shine in this pendant. The natural hues of the silver and gold complement each other. In this pendant, the present and the past combine. The classical form of the modern pendant enhances the timeless beauty and majesty of the ancient coin. To wear this pendant is to reconnect with the past while continuing to look stylish in the present. - (FJ.7032b)

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