Cross Coin Dangle Earrings II

Cross Coin Dangle Earrings II

$3,400.00Price

Small bronze coins from the Byzantine Empire 379AD are set in oxidized silver and are surrounded by a bezel of white diamonds.  The pendants hang from handmade hoops of oxidized silver, white diamonds and a 22k yellow gold flower embellishment.  1.46  total carat weight.  The dangle pendants are approximately the size of a US dime.

 

The coins depict primitive crosses that were handstruck during the reign of the emperor Theodosius.  He declared Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.  He never became a Christian himself, but there is a saint named after him.