At Design House, we're all about unique, bold characteristics that help us tell unforgettable stories through jewelry. Our ancient coin cabinet holds rich history and no shortage of one-of-a-kind designs.
Our favorite coin to work with at the moment is the Roman denarius, a silver currency that was worth a day's pay for Roman cavalry members. A Roman foot soldier (legionary) received a payment of one third of one denarius to be put toward equipment maintenance and daily expenses. Throw some sapphires on these special coins and you have a truly rare piece!
Our favorite design aspect to these ancient coin beauties can be found on the obverse (front) of the coin: Roma, the patron goddess and protector of Rome. Roma appears on the base of the column of Antoninus Pius. She's been seen as a goddess, near-saint, and symbol of civilization itself. She remains the oldest continuous political-religious symbol in Western civilization. Her figure is argued to be visualized in society as early as 280 B.C.
Whether you're a history buff or just appreciate the distinct designs of these ancient jewelry pieces, we carry a wide variety of pendants, earrings, and rings that originate as old as 6th century B.C.
Our Denarius Jewelry:
Take a look at our ancient coin jewelry collection online or come try them on for yourself in person, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, at 319 S. 4th St, B100.