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Ancient Greek “Alexander the Great” Silver Coin in 14 Karat Gold Pendant Featuring Superb Highest Quality Genuine Ancient Greek Tetradrachm Coin Issued Under Alexander the Great 336 to 323 BCE
Ancient Greek Silver Alexander the Great Pendant
 
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Product Code: CEJ00000453

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This Numari branded 14 karat gold pendant is part of a new line of high quality jewellery that captures history and tells the story of an era gone by. As you wear this coin pendant, you will attain a tangible connection to the era and the story of Alexander the Great, one of the most influential leaders of all time. Alexander forever changed the history of the Western World through the building of a vast empire which spread Greek technology, arts and culture to the furthest reaches of its new borders and beyond.

The large genuine tetradrachm coin in this pendant dates from 336 to 323 BCE (about 2,350 years ago), and is one of the highest quality examples possible to obtain, in near museum quality condition. The coin is presented in an expertly crafted solid 14 karat gold setting, ready to put on a chain and wear as a stunning necklace. Each Alexander the Great pendant is a unique custom worked piece, shaped and sized to fit the slightly irregular coinage of Ancient Greece, and carefully inlaid to ensure the coin is not damaged in any way. The result is an enchanted piece of jewellery that provides a tangible link to those that once held and spent the coin more than two millennia ago. You will enjoy wearing this pendant as much as an object of museum quality history as a beautiful adornment.

The focal point of the pendant is the superb quality genuine ancient Greek silver coin featuring an image of Herakles wearing a headdress made of a lion skin. The reverse features an image of the supreme god, Zeus, who was the father of Herakles. Zeus sits on his throne holding a scepter and eagle.

About Alexander the Great – Born 356 BCE – Died 323 BCE
Alexander was the son of Philip II, king of Macedon, who provided Alexander with the foundation to build a vast empire on an unprecedented scale. Alexander was only 20 years old when he became king. However, he had received military training all his life at the side of his father, and had been tutored in Greek classical learning by Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers of the time.

Alexander’s greatest legacy to numismatics was his practice of paying his soldiers in cash, which enabled the spread of Macedonian coinage and culture throughout the western world. The silver tetradrachm was the largest regularly circulating unit of currency in Alexander’s empire, and represented a full week’s salary for the average soldier.

Alexander met an unexpected and mysterious death in 323 BCE. At the time of his death, Alexander was just 32 years old. Whether his death was from fever or poisoning, Alexander left a legacy which transformed the world. In addition to uniting most of the western world and spreading Greek culture and knowledge, Alexander established the first uniform monetary system which made relatively easy trade possible between distant places.


About Herakles
Herakles was regarded as a divine hero in Greek mythology. Herakles was the son of Zeus and Alcmene, and was known for his extraordinary strength, courage, ingenuity, and sexual prowess. By conquering dangerous archaic forces, he is said to have "made the world safe for mankind" and to be its benefactor.


The coins found in all Numari jewellery are guaranteed genuine and come with a certificate of authenticity and information about the coin.

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