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Gold Cufflinks Featuring Roman Bronze Coins of Emperor Constantine II - FJ.6707
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 337 AD to 340 AD

Collection: Jewelry
Style: Roman Coin Cufflinks
Medium: Bronze and Gold

Location: United States
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These genuine Ancient Roman coins have been set in a pair of modern 18 karat gold cufflinks.

Constantine II was born in 316 A.D., the eldest son of Constantine the Great and his second wife, Fausta. When the empire was divided upon the death of his father in A. D. 337 between him and his brothers Constantius II and Constans I, he inherited Gaul and most of Western Europe. Together with his brothers, Constantine II systematically murdered any of his relatives that he considered a threat to his throne. They left their young cousin Julian alive, however, and Julian ultimately did lead a successful revolt and become emperor. Part of the arrangements made between the three brothers included Constantine II acting as regent for Constans, who was considered somewhat young to rule in his own right. In 340, Constantine II and Constans got into an argument over the administration of Italy. Constantine II gathered an army to go chastise his brother, but was soundly defeated in the battle that took place near the city of Aquileia, in the North of Italy close to the western slopes of the Julian Alps. Constantine II was killed in the battle after bitter fighting.

This stunning set of cufflinks evokes the glory and beauty of the early Christian era and its flowering. The rich umber hue of the tarnished bronze is striking when contrasted to the luminous gold mounting. The course of Europe and the world would forever change due to the efforts of Constantine the Great and his sons. There is an eternal splendor to these cufflinks, a beauty that radiates from within the coin and envelopes the gold setting. To wear these coins is to evoke the spirit of change. For although time changes and the world evolves, true beauty and eternal elegance as defined by these cufflinks are immune to the fancies and whims of individual tastes.
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