Ancient Roman Glass Necklace with Ancient Coin Pendant
Ancient Roman Glass Vessels
I have recently added an Ancient Roman glass necklace to my Etsy shop. I combined some beautiful pieces of broken Roman glasswhichwere drilled and turned into beads and intertwined them on an industrial silver necklace. The glass pieces have a special beauty with light and dark blue, blue- green and turquoise shades. They are translucent and whenever I look at them I wonder what the original vessel from which they came from, may have looked. I also added a few goldfilled beads to it. Then I created a pendant which I made by setting an ancient Seleucid coin in it, in a sterling silver bezel soldered on a piece of granulated brass. I designed this as a background forthe coin. and Finally I hung it in the middle of the necklace between the beads.
The coin is an authentic Phoenician bronze coin from ancient Tyre, where there was also an industry of beautiful glass vessels. It is from the dynasty of the Seleucid kings of Syria. The founder of this dynasty was Seleucus I – Nicator who was one of Alexander the Great’s principal officers, and had become the ruler of Babylon in the year B.C 321.
The total length of the necklace is 46cm.
Average size of each glass bead is about 10mm x 8mm.
Roman Glass and ancient coin necklace by Riorita Handmade Jewelry Designs
Roman Glass and ancient coin necklace – Riorita Handmade Jewelry Designs
The finall effect of this necklace is elegant and unique. I believe that no one will remain indifferent to it.
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