Pair of Alexander the Great Drachm Earrings

$957.60

A beautiful pair of Alexander the Great Drachm coin earrings. Both coins have been set in modern 18ct gold frames and attached to gold hooks. Each frame displays a London hallmark, hand crafted by a Hatton garden jeweller. The front of the earrings feature the coins’ obverse which displays the profile head of Alexander wearing the skin of the Nemean lion, facing right; the reverse displays the god, Zeus, enthroned on the left, holding an eagle in his right hand and a sceptre in his left; the legend, AΛEΞANΔPOΣ, is on the right; various monograms in the field.

Date: Circa 336-323 BC
Condition: Very good condition, suitable for modern wear.

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The Greek drachma (ελληνική δραχμή) was the name given to the currency of Ancient Greece. It takes its name from the drachma, the ancient unit of measurement used in many Greek city-states and in many Middle Eastern kingdoms of the Hellenistic period. Alexander the Great was the legendary king of the Hellenistic Kingdom of Macedon. Born in 356 BC, he succeeded his father, Philip II, when he was just 20 years old. In just 10 years from his ascension to the throne, he built one of the largest empires of the Ancient World, as his kingdom stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. He died in Babylon, which he intended to make the capital of his empire, in 323 BC, at just 33 years of age.

Weight 11.5 g
Dimensions L 3.4 x W 1.7 cm
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Greek & Hellenistic Rulers

Greek Mythology

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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 1978.93.21

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