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ALexander The Great Coin Chain Pendant Genuine Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm

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This exquisite piece of jewelry features an ancient Greek silver tetradrachm, struck for none other than the legendary Alexander the Great. Enclosed in a crystal bezel, the coin is a captivating piece that transports us back to the glory days of ancient Greece. The obverse side of the coin showcases the iconic figure of Herakles, depicted in profile and adorned with the distinctive Nemean lion-skin headdress. This portrayal captures the strength and heroism associated with the mythical figure. On the reverse, we find the Greek god Zeus Aëtophoros, seated regally on his throne. Zeus is depicted bare-chested, holding an eagle and a sceptre, which serve as symbols of power and authority. To the right of Zeus, the Greek letters form the inscription ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY, emphasizing the coin's association with Alexander. To enhance its beauty and display, the coin is encased in a custom-made stainless steel bezel frame. The bezel itself is adorned with high-quality faceted crystal, allowing the ancient coin to shine and strikingly catch the light. On the backside of the bezel, a silver mount is added, providing stability for the coin within its frame. The top of this mount a bail which proudly bears the trade mark of Tresor Paris, showcasing the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail involved in creating this masterpiece. Completing the ensemble is a silver chain, included with the pendant. This addition allows the wearer to proudly showcase the ancient coin, wearing it as a symbol of history, art, and culture. Weight: 49 grams Height: 3.50 cm Width: 3.10 cm Period: Greek Mythology 4th - 3rd Century BC Coin. Modern Frame This unique piece, crafted in collaboration with Tresor Paris, the esteemed Hatton Garden jewellers, embodies the fusion of ancient and modern craftsmanship. It serves as a testament to the enduring allure of Greek mythology and history, making it a truly treasured accessory for those who appreciate the elegance and significance of the past. To complete the necklace, the framed pendant hangs gracefully on a 20-inch solid belcher chain. The choice of a belcher chain represents both style and durability, making it the perfect complement to the sterling silver and the rich history it carries. This thoughtful combination showcases the designers' attention to detail and their commitment to creating pieces that are not only visually stunning but also timeless in their quality. Wearing this pendant is like carrying a piece of history close to your heart. It becomes a conversation starter, as admirers marvel at the glimpse into ancient Greek civilization. Furthermore, the pendant's design makes it versatile for both casual and formal occasions, allowing the wearer to effortlessly showcase their individual style and appreciation for art and history. In summary, the unique pendant created by the Greek craftsmen some 2000 years ago and trendsetters Tresor Paris is a masterpiece, blending the ancient past with contemporary design. Its outstanding beauty, magnificent craftsmanship, and wearable heavy sterling silver chain truly make it a remarkable piece of jewellery. Whether worn as a statement piece or cherished as a treasured heirloom, this pendant is sure to captivate all those who encounter its charm. When you purchase this exquisite coin, rest assured that it will come with a certificate of authenticity. The certificate is provided by a reputable member of, the British Numismatic Trade Association (BNTA), and the London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association (LAPADA), ensuring the genuineness and accuracy of the item. Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachms were not only used as a medium of exchange but also served as powerful propaganda tools, showcasing the grandeur and influence of the Greek Empire. The intricate design and skilled craftsmanship of these coins exemplify the artistic prowess and cultural significance of ancient Greece. Today, Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachms are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, not only for their historical value but also for their aesthetic appeal. These coins provide a tangible link to the rich heritage of ancient Greece and continue to captivate the imagination of individuals fascinated by the ancient world and civilizations. Ancient coins have been utilized in jewelry for centuries, particularly in the form of pendants. These coins, which hold historical value and artistic allure, have been incorporated into various jewelry pieces, often serving as a testament to the wearer's appreciation for antiquity. The charm of ancient coin pendants lies in their exquisite craftsmanship and the stories they evoke. Whether it's a Roman denarius, a Greek drachma, or an Egyptian silver tetradrachm, these coins showcase the intricate details of ancient civilizations, featuring mythological figures, rulers, and symbols. The timeless beauty of these coins, combined with the creativity of jewelry designers, results in unique and captivating pendants. The significance of ancient coin pendants extends beyond their aesthetics. They provide a tangible connection to the past, serving as a bridge between modernity and antiquity. Each coin holds its own history, offering a glimpse into the economic, cultural, and political landscape of its time. By wearing such a pendant, individuals express their fascination with the past and their desire to keep its legacy alive. Throughout history, numerous prominent figures have been known to wear ancient jewelry, including pendants adorned with coins. Royals and nobles, such as queens and princesses, often possessed elaborate collections of ancient jewels, showcasing their wealth and refinement. Notable examples include Cleopatra, who adorned herself with opulent jewel-encrusted diadems and pendants featuring ancient Egyptian coins, renowned poets and writers found inspiration in the rich history and culture encapsulated within these ancient artifacts, making them an integral part of their sartorial persona. In today's world, ancient coin pendants continue to captivate jewelry enthusiasts and history enthusiasts alike. Whether worn for their aesthetic appeal, historical significance, or both, these jewelry pieces are a tribute to the enduring allure of ancient civilizations.
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    Height: 20 in (508 mm)Diameter: 1.57 in (39.88 mm)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    2023
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Modern Frame, Genuine Ancient Coin. Wear consistent with age and use. Genuine ancient Greek coin, circa 5th century BC. Modern setting and chain in sterling silver.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Hasbani Diamonds Ancient Coin Collection Bespoke Pendant1stDibs: LU916121392852
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