In Roman times Annona was a devine personification of grain. On coins she is shown holding ears of grain. Grain was very symbolic to the Romans as it represented independence. A society that was not dependent for food from outside sources was prosperous. Annona was a favorite with Romans seeking a private favor.
Our coin is a silver antoninianus minted during the rule of Philip 1. Also known as Philip the Arab, he was a benevolent ruler who did not persecute the Christians. He is also known for having presided over the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Rome in April of the year 248.
Set in a 14kt yellow gold frame, you can choose your style of necklace. The pendant comes complete with a descriptive brochure and Certificate of Authenticity.