A pair of Alexander the Great Silver Drachm, c.336 - 323 BCE set as earrings

$2,500 USD $3,000 USD

Set in 18 karat gold earrings rimmed with sparkling diamonds, the obverse depicts a portrait of Herakles (Roman Hercules), the greatest warrior hero of ancient Greek mythology, facing right, wearing the famed lion skin headdress.  The reverse depicts the divine Zeus, king of the Gods on Mount Olympus and father of Herakles, seated on a throne facing left, one leg crossed behind the other, an eagle perched in his outstretched right hand, a long scepter in his left, and a torch underneath, ANAPOYAPOY (of Alexander) to the right.

Coin 1: Alexander III The Great AR Drachm. Kolophon Mint 336-323 BC. Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Reverse: ALEZANDPOY Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle and scepter; Phi in left field; Pi below throne. References: Price 1817.

Coin 2: Alexander III AR Drachm. Abydos Mint, c310-301 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, legs crossed, holding eagle, small head of Ammon right in left field, ivy leaf beneath chair.  Price 1551.

Dimensions: Diameter: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), Weight: 7.5 g

Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall.  Don't miss the matching necklace too!

Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired from California dealer in the 1990's.

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