Cross Coin and Diamond Necklace
Byzantine Empire 379AD
This small, ancient, bronze coin is set in 18k yellow gold and balanced by 4 white diamonds, 0.08ctw. The pendant hangs from a handmade, 18k, oval link chain, 18” in length.
Early Christian crosses were hand struck during the reign of Theodosius the Great. He was the emperor responsible for making Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. Although he never became a Christian, there is a saint named after him.