According to Svetonio in his De vita Caesarum the emperor Augustus sometimes presented old and exotic coins to friends and courtiers during festivals and special occasions.
The collection of coins has evidence dating back from ancient Rome and medieval Mesopotamia. Coins were collected and catalogued by scholars, nobles and state treasuries. As the ‘Hobby of Kings’, coins were collected as old, exotic, commemorative yet portable forms of art. Coins are sometimes hidden in coffers, and sometimes shown as jewels.
A coin does not produce an income of beauty until it is transformed in a jewel and worn.
Coin Collection jewels bear an hidden value and emanate a sophisticated allure.