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A silver Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, c.336 - 323 BC set as a pendant

GJ1808

The obverse depicts a portrait of Herakles facing right, wearing the famed lion skin headdress. The reverse depicts the divine Zeus 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.  Set in a circular gold pendant.

Dimensions: Diameter: 1 1/8 inches  (2.86 cm), Weight: 22 g

Condition: Looped at the top for suspension, intact and in excellent condition overall.

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


Category: Coins, Gold, Jewelry

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