I'll just come out and say it, similar to vintage watches, I love coin jewelry; mostly in the form of a pendant and chain. These coins are not like the ones you'll find on vacation, in a fancy jewelry boutique, that can tell you littlle about the coin. Instead they focus the consumer to the bezel, which a usually, large bright gold, almost always permanent and the coin is typically said to be a treasure recovery.
The coin jewelry at AdamVintage is nothing like that. I bring focus to the coin first, picking out an interesting or infamous person, depiction or place of usually Roman or Greek origin. All our bezels are made of sterling silver (.925) or 14k yellow gold; both made in the USA. They are set with a tension screw, which allows the owner to take off the bezel and continue to use it.
Philip II Father of Alexander the Great Silver Greek Coin Showing Horse Rider Olympic games Coin
ANCIENT SILVER GREEK COIN OF MACEDONIAN KING PHILIP II. FATHER OF 'ALEXANDER THE GREAT'
THE REIGN OF PHILIP II EXTENDED FROM 336-359 B.C. This coin weighs 4 GRAMS and is about 20 MM
PHILIP WAS A FAMOUS, LOVED RULER IN HIS OWN RIGHT.
REV. IS HORSE OF OLYMPIC GAMES. RIDER WITH JAVELIN IN HAND. SOME SCRIPT CAN STILL BE SEEN BELOW AND ABOVE TAIL OF HORSE..OBVERSE M / OFTEN FOR 'MACEDON' ASSAYER USED TO AUTHENTICATE, OFTEN CALLED A CHOP MARK ON FRONT. A COLLECTORS BONUS. ADDS CHARACTER TO SUCH AN ANCIENT COIN. THIS IS A TOUGH TO FIND COIN AND IS RARELY SEEN ON THE MARKET.
THIS COIN IS IN A .925 STERLING SILVER BEZEL WITH A 16 INCH GENUINE LEATHER ROPE STYLE NECKLACE WITH .925 STERLING SILVER END FITTINGS. I ALSO HAVE BLACK AND BROWN UP TO 18 INCHES. IF YOU REQUIRE A LONGER NECKLACE, WE CAN ORDER AND RECEIVE THEM QUICKLY; JUST ASK US. THANK YOU. SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS...I NOTICED WHEN I WAS JUST ABOUT DONE AND DIDN'T WANT TO REDO.
Fantastic Coin Jewelry of Constantine I in Battle Helmet obv. and two Captives on Rev. - Rare Type ca.330 A.D.
Struck during his lifetime and rule, here is a great authentic bronze of Constantine the Great otherwise known at Constantine I. The reign of Constantine I is filled with amazing stories of the battle field, private lives and legacy he left behind. Click to learn more about Constantine The Great. He is not often depicted wearing a helmet; and when he is, there are plenty of common reverse types; however, we are lucky enough to have a much less common reverse type depicting two captives. This coin is set in a tension screw removable solid sterling (.925) silver made in the USA. At approximately 18mm and presented on a longer stainless steel ball chain with an actual design, it looks great. If you need/want to shorten this chain, all you need is a small pair of clippers or be sure in the notes to tell me what size you would like. If this is a gift, it is best left untouched. Thank you.
Bee and Horse Coin from the Greek City of Ephesus in Ionia 202-133 BC Hellenian Period AE Sterling Silver Coin Jewelry
This is a fantastic coin which is very well struck and centered. The obverse is of a bee and the reverse a horse standing, probably grazing w/ a palm tree. The coin is approximately 17mm in diameter and 3.6gm weight.
In Greek Mythology, Aristaeus was the god of bee-keeping. After inadvertently causing the death of Eurydice, who stepped upon a snake while fleeing him, her nymph sisters punished him by killing every one of his bees. Witnessing the empty hives where his bees had dwelt, Aristaeus wept and consulted Proteus who advised him to give honor in memory of Eurydice by sacrificing four bulls and four cows. Upon doing so, he let them rot and from their corpses in which rose bees to fill his empty hives. Later on, bees are continued to be a discussion in Greek mythology; mostly in the context or hurting someone and so goes the story. These are the types of coins that display artistry, tells stories and in great uncleaned condition.
We thought this coin would be a great candidate for coin jewelry, as it is suitable for a man or woman; it is placed tightly in a secure sterling silver bezel and comes with a solid 18" sterling silver chain. We were right!; the coin looks fantastic and is a great value for the price. You can't find real coin jewelry with authentic coins anywhere near this investment. Many know, if you've ever visited the caribbean islands; most coin jewelry starts in the $500 range.
Ancient Roman Coin Jewelry ca. AD 334 Bust of Constantinopolis; Victory Angle Reverse; Great Patina
This is an ancient bronze coin with a nice strike and surface, attractive desert patina, struck to commemorate the new city of Constantinopolis in about AD 334 . Scare mint mark on this coin. Set in a sterling silver screwed in removeable bezel with a decent gage sterling silver men's or lady's 18" chain. Total weight appx 8.7 grams; coin appx 18mm in diameter.
On 11 May 330, Constantine I refounded Byzantium, renamed it Constantinopolis after himself, and moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to his new city. The new capital was Christian, old gods and traditions were either replaced or assimilated into a framework of Christian symbolism. Constantine built the new Church of the Holy Apostles on the site of a temple to Aphrodite. Generations later there was the story that a divine vision led Constantine to this spot. The capital would often be compared to the 'old' Rome as Nova Roma Constantinopolitana, the "New Rome of Constantinople." Special commemorative coins were issued with types for both Rome and Constantinople to advertise the importance of the new capital.