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Two Silver Coins of Alexander the Great - FJ.6367a
Origin: Israel
Circa: 336 BC to 323 BC

Collection: Greek
Medium: Silver - Gold

Location: United States
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These Silver Coins are Set in 18 Karat Gold Cuff Links

The coinage of Alexander the Great reflects the vastness of his empire and his need for a uniform currency. Strategically placed mints attest to an organized government, which was essential for an administration that required an imperial coinage in both gold and silver. The type on silver coins shows Hercules on the obverse, and seated Zeus holding an eagle on the reverse. Since Alexander regarded himself as superhuman these two mythical figures are an obvious choice of subject. On these beautiful coins the face of Hercules is very finely engraved, with the flayed skin of the Nemean lion c1early depicted. Each particular mint left its own distinguishing mark; and these coins reflect the power and majesty of a great man who once ruled the world.
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