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Gold Ring Featuring a Roman Silver Denarius of Empress Sabina - FJ.1511
Origin: Coin Found in Sebastia, Samaria
Circa: 117 AD to 138 BC

Collection: Coin Jewelry
Medium: Silver and Gold

Location: United States
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This genuine Ancient Roman coin has been set in a modern 18 karat gold ring.

In 100 A.D., Sabina married the future emperor Hadrian at the age of twelve. The marriage, however, does not seem to have been a particularly happy one considering that Hadrian was openly homosexual. Unfortunately, Sabina did not seem to possess the ability to overlook her husband's sexual practices, as most of the imperial women found it expedient to do. She played the part of the dutiful wife, though, even accompanying Hadrian and his lover Antinous on their tour of Egypt. Upon her death in 136 A.D., rumors began to spread that Hadrian had poisoned her because she was resentful of his homosexual relationships. However, these accusations are senseless when one figures that Hadrian was a frail old man at the time of her passing (Hadrian himself would die the next year). It is quite unlikely that he would murder her at this late a date after thirty-six years of marriage, however fulfilling they might have been. - (FJ.1511)


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