SILVER COIN – DRACHM, ANCIENT GREECE – MACEDONIA, c. 336 - 323 BC
~Alexander the Great~
In a 14K gold Custom Pendant Mount
An extremely fine example of the silver coinage of Alexander III (the Great), beautifully mounted as a pendant in a custom 14k gold setting. The shape of a lion head encircling the coin relates to the lion helmet worn by Heracles on the obverse of the coin. The mounting is designed so that the reverse (featuring Zeus seated left, holding an eagle) is visible.
Obverse: Head of Heracles wearing a lionskin helmet, right. Reverse: Zeus seated on a throne.
Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was King of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.
Provenance: ex Minnesota estate collection. Pendant hand-crafted in 14k gold (marked) by Aber & Levine, jewelers of Kedumim, Israel (Height without loop 33mm, total weight 14.73 gm.)