This genuine ancient coin has been set in an
modern 18-karat gold pendant.
The optimism and promise of the young Emperor
Gordian shine radiantly through his coin portrait,
undimmed by the passage of centuries. By
wearing this magnificent sestertius, we are in
touch directly with the Empire of Rome at its
height. We recognize that in spite of all the
advances of time, the most essential human
values—like hope—remain unchanged from the
days when this young man ruled the world.