Silver Coin of King Alexander the Great of Macedonia - FJ.3099
Origin: Israel (Samaria)
Circa: 336 BC to 323 BC
Collection: Greek
Medium: Silver/Amethyst
Additional Information: This ancient coin is set in a spectacular necklace composed of 44 faceted amethysts
with a total weight of 157 carats set in 18-karat gold.


Perhaps no figure in history radiates a more enduring aura of adventure and romance than Alexander the Great. In his journeys to the far corners of the earth, Alexander sought to emulate the travels of two Gods: the mythic hero Herakles, and the wine deity Dionysus. The spirit of that age is evoked in this magnificent necklace, which bears the image of Herakles on a silver coin minted by Alexander, surrounded by wine-colored amethysts, which in antiquity were associated with Dionysus. Surely Alexander himself, who had a fondness for the rare and the luxurious, would have approved. Adornment for those with a romantic and adventurous spirit of their own. - (FJ.3099)



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