Roman Republic silver Denarius minted circa 109-10 BC by "moneyer" Lucius Flaminius Chilo.
Obverse: Head of Roma, ROMA behind head, X below chin.
Reverse: Victory in biga, L.FLAMINI below horses, CILO in ex.
Custom set into an 18k yellow gold bezel pendant, measuring approximately 1.25 inches from top of the bail to bottom of bezel, 3/4 inch across.
Before Julius Caesar, circa 44 BC, and the Roman Empire, the Republic of Rome designated three military men each year to mint coins. Many times members of the same family would be appointed for generations. The "Moneyer", officer in charge of the mint, would choose his own design, often glorifying an ancestor's deeds.