Category Archives: Reminted Jewelry

Yes, I really am selling Roman coins!

Roman coin with garnet necklace

I’m having a terrible time convincing would-be customers that my genuine coins are, indeed, genuine. I think the disconnect comes from the assumption that very old things must be expensive. My moderate prices clash with that expectation. Read more at my Reminted Jewelry site…  

Valentinian I

Roman coin and teal beads necklace

I’m trying to have something to say about every emperor I have a coin for, but Valentinian I has been difficult, even though he was a pretty good emperor. He is known as the last great emperor of the West. After his death, the Western Roman Empire accelerated in its decline, while the Eastern Empire continued to thrive. The best I got is this: Valentinian had a long career as a successful general. However, in 375, visiting envoys to his