Alexander the Great Silver Drachm Ring

GBP 750.00

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Object Description

A very fine ring featuring an Alexander the Great silver drachm coin set in a modern 18ct gold frame with 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 the Great 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.

UK ring size H

Circa 336-323 BC

Object Condition

Very fine condition. Suitable for modern wear.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.05 x x D:2.3 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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