Roman Empress Necklace
This ancient silver coin is set in oxidized sterling silver, is surrounded by white diamonds 0.54ctw and is accented with 18k yellow gold beads and bail detail. The pendant hangs from a handmade, 24”, 22k yellow gold bead chain. The coin depicts the Roman Empress Julia Domna, wife of Emperor Septimius Severus from the year 193AD. She is discernible in art and coinage by her intricate hairstyle. A woman's hairstyle expressed her individuality in the ancient Roman World. How one dressed one's hair was an indication of a woman’s status and her role in society.