Coin-set pendant by Emma Coleman

Hexagonal pendant set with a double-solidus of Constantine the Great struck at Sirmium in AD 321 to commemorate the second consulship of Constantine's sons Crispus and Constantine II.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £193,000)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Private collection

6 miniature busts of mythological figures surround the coin. They are embossed, chased, engraved and, like the coin, are encircled by a plain collar.

Provenance

Sold as part of a collection of jewellery and coins at Christie's 1970; Private colletion, Geneva.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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