Alexander the Great Silver Drachm Pendant

$513.96

A fine Alexander the Great silver drachm pendant featuring a drachm coin set in a modern 18ct gold frame, with a loop attached for suspension. The frame displays a London hallmark, hand crafted by a Hatton garden jeweller. The coins’ obverse features 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.

Please note, the chain is for reference only, we do have chains available upon enquiry.

Date: Circa 336-323 BC
Condition: Very fine, 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 5.6 g
Dimensions L 2.9 x W 1.8 cm
Culture

Greek Mythology

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Region

Greek & Hellenistic Rulers

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

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