Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm Pendant


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Object Description

An Alexander the Great silver Tetradrachm pendant set in a modern 18ct gold frame with a loop attached to the top for suspension. The frame displays a London hallmark. The front of the pendant features the coins obverse, the profile head of Alexander the Great dressed as Herakles, wearing the Nemean lion-skin headdress. The reverse of the coin depicts the Greek god Zeus, seated to the left on a throne, holding an eagle in his right hand and 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’.

Please note, the chain is for reference only, we do have chains available upon enquiry.

Date: Circa 336-323 BC

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 1978.93.21

Object Condition

Very fine, suitable for wear.

Object Details

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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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