Alexander the Great Drachm Ring

£ 750.00

A very fine ring featuring an Alexander the Great silver Drachm coin set in a modern 18ct gold frame and a round hoop produced from 5 grammes of gold. The frame is marked with a London hallmark, hand crafted by a Hatton garden jeweller. The coin’s face displays the profile head of Alexander wearing the skin of the Nemean lion, facing right. The reverse of the coin displays the god, Zeus, enthroned on the left, holding an eagle in his right hand and a sceptre in his left. The Greek inscription ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ is written vertically to the right of the figure of Zeus. The legend, written in the genitive case, translates as, ALEXANDROY, meaning [the coinage] ‘of Alexander’. This side can be partially seen through the back of the frame.

Closest UK ring size J, the size can be readjusted upon enquiry. Please note that the coin may vary slightly from the image shown.

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 9 g
Dimensions W 1.7 cm




Greek & Hellenistic Rulers

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

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