This genuine Byzantine gold coin has been mounted in a modern 22 karat gold pendant and strung on a necklace composed of genuine ruby beads.
In the church of San Vitale in Ravenna, the emperor Justinian, his wife Theodora and their courts are depicted on mosaic panels, arrayed in splendid robes and dazzling jewels. Whether in Ancient Byzantium or the modern age, the opulent allure of gold and precious gems never goes out of fashion. On this elegant necklace, a golden token of Justinian reign is set amid the vibrant fire of rubies. Unquestionably luxurious, it makes a bold appeal to the senses. This is an adornment for those who know the value of understatement.