PATEK PHILIPPE ANCIENT COIN CUFFLINKS
Patek Philippe cufflinks with fifth century coins depicting Emperor Theodosius, circa 1960
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If you like vintage, this is the very definition — as in 1600 years old. These Patek Philippe cufflinks feature ancient Byzantine gold coins from circa 425 AD depicting Emperor Theodosius II. The coins are called ‘solidus’ and each weigh approximately 4.5 grams and were minted in the early Byzantine era. The front depicts Emperor Theodosius and the reverse the goddess of Victory with her staff. During the 1960s, it was fashionable to wear ancient coins as jewelry and Patek Philippe was part of the trend. Bulgari perhaps is best known for embracing and popularizing wearing ancient gold coins, but Patek Philippe was one of the first. These coins tell layer upon layer of stories and are the perfect accessory for the Patek Philippe collector or for someone obsessed with the ancient world. Check out this story of Emperor Theodosius and the ‘big apple’ and you’ll never look at an apple the same way again.
Production Year: Circa 1960, coins circa fifth century
Size: 26 mm
Material: 18K yellow gold