About the Piece
A silver coin minted in Rome under Caracalla, circa 198 AD with a sharp well preserved condition set in 22k gold. The winged goddess of Victory shows on the obverse of the pendent, holding a palm frond in one hand and wreath in the other with the words VICT PART MAX. On the reverse, the words ANTONINUS-PIVSAVG with the laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla.
The denarius was the standard Roman silver coin from its introduction in the Second Punic War c. 211 BC to the reign of Gordian III (AD 238–244), when it was gradually replaced by the antoninianus. The word dēnārius is derived from the Latin dēnī "containing ten", as its value was originally of 10 assēs. The word for "money" descends from it in Italian (denaro), Slovene (denar), Portuguese (dinheiro), and Spanish (dinero).
You can feel confident that this coin is genuine, each coin has been inspected and approved to be authentic by a professional Numismatic who specializes in ancient coinage. A certificate is provided with this piece which guarantees the following coin to be from the period and date stated.
Because the Roman Empire covered such a vast geographic area for such a long time, coins such as these are not actually as hard to come by as one might think. Throughout Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, stashes of ancient currency like this are found every day. Buried for safe keeping by military personal in pouches or urns but never retrieved, metal detectors easily pick them up in the soil where they have sat undisturbed all this time.