Seller: anncordel (869) 98.2%, Location: Olcott, New York, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 271351628042 This is custom pendent made by master jeweler with over 40 years experience, the ancient coin is a over 1900 years old! the designed was hand carved in wax to make the mold and is sterling silver, all the stones are genuine & hand set not glued. The ruby is deep blood red, 1 oval cabochon Turquoise & comes with leather choker. This a one of a kind pendent! Silver Denarii Septimius Severus XF Rome Mint April 193 A.D. 211 A.D. Septimius Severus is at the same time credited for strengthening and reviving an Empire imminent decline and through the same policies that saved it, causing its eventual fall. Severus eliminated the dangerous praetorians, unified the empire after a period of turmoil & civil war, strengthened the army, defeated Rome's most powerful enemy, and founded a successful dynasty. His pay increases for the army, however, established a trend that placed a severe burden on the Roman state, that the future Emperors were expected to follow. Suite and increase pay as well. The cost of these pay raises resulted in an ever increasing taxation that that damaged the economy. Some historians believe that high taxes initiated by Severus's policies, played a significant role in Rome's long term decline. The pendant measures 26.5 mm X 33.8mm. Own a piece of Roman History today!