Ancient Roman coins encircled in 14k gold and hanging from lustrous gold sculpted leaves. Denarii were silver coins minted in Ancient Rome. The Romans first began producing coinage in the late 4th century BCE. The value of a denarius was said to have been 10 asses, an important work animal for the Romans, and an indicator of prosperity. The provenance of the coins forming the centerpiece of these earrings is unclear, but they are evocative of the rich history and prosperity of the Ancient Roman Empire.