This silver ring has a silver roman coin which is more than 1750 years old! It is set in 14K gold on a silver ring with a hammered texture. The coin has an image of Marcus Antonius Gordanius Pius, emperor of Rome from 238 – 244. We find it very fascinating to realize that it has such a history!
Coins have a special interest to us, first of all because the are made of metal. But also because they have been a part of daily life for centuries already. To find such pieces that are still quite intact and hold such history, is an amazing idea. Especially when you think that they have survived centuries and have been through hundreds of hands and wallets. Just think of the number of things that were purchased with them and all the stories behind it, and where they have been all this time is a magical thing that fascinates us.
And it learns us more of history behind it, because otherwise I wouldn’t have known that Gordanius III (Latin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus; 20 January 225 – 11 February 244 AD) was Roman emperor from AD 238 to 244. At the age of 13, he became the youngest sole Roman emperor. Gordian was the son of Antonia Gordiana and Junius Balbus who died before 238. Antonia Gordiana was the daughter of Emperor Gordian I and younger sister of Emperor Gordian II. Very little is known of his early life before his acclamation. Gordian had assumed the name of his maternal grandfather in 238 AD.