This genuine anient coin from the golden era of
the Byzantine Empire has been mounted in a
lovely Byzantine Revival necklace of high karat
gold modeled the antique style.
The intricate gold work shown here was a
hallmark of the court jewelers of Constantinople.
It was common practice as well to incorporate
precious coins into jewelry as symbols of
political affiliation. This necklace, dramatic yet
subtle, is completely at ease with those
Byzantine traditions. It would have caused a
sensation in the palaces of Constantinople, and
it will produce a similar reaction whenever it is