They discovered that this is an ancient Byzantine Medallion.
1500 years ago the Byzantine Empire ruled almost the whole know world, Emperor Justinian owned it all! He and his empire LOVED to wear all kinds of fancy jewelry like this medallion.
Colors to the Byzantine's were very important. They often symbolized important ideas.
Gold = heaven
Blue = forever
Red = love
Green = earth
White = truth
Check out these fantastic medallions made by the first grade. We started off molding clay. Then, we pressed in the jewels, and finally we dusted on gold!