“I came, I saw, I conquered!” Julius Caesar was the best general of his time. He also changed the trajectory of the Roman Republic into a Roman Empire. He minted coins as a form of propaganda including this coin. The elephant represents the strength and power of Caesar’s Roman Republic, while the snake “Metellus” is being crushed by the elephant. The reverse refers to Caesar’s office of Pontifex Maximus (chief priest). This ancient artifact is hand set into an 18kt gold pendant.