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Silver Coin of King Alexander the Great III - FJ.5269
Origin: Israel
Circa: 336 BC to 323 BC

Collection: Greek Silver Coin Pendant/ Pin
Medium: Silver-Gold

Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Mounted in a stunning 18 karat gold pendant.

The character of Alexander the Great is born fascinating and mystifying. He was brilliant, ambitious, generous, cruel, logical, a little mad and ultimately elusive. Perhaps considered a god, Alexander III, king of Macedon and later king of Persia, was the most legendary and visionary leader the world has ever known. He was born in 356 B.C., the son of Philip II of Macedon and his headstrong queen, Olympias. While Alexander w as growing up, his father was bringing Greece under Macedonian hegemony, with the ultimate goal of destroying the Persian Empire. Alexander had extensive military training, and was tutored by Aristotle. Relations between his father and mother were often strained and born Alexander and Olympias have been implicated in the assassination of Philip II in 336 B.C. At the same time, Alexander became ruler of Macedon and leader of the unified invasion force against Persia. He led his army across the Hellespont in 334 B.C. And won a series of decisive victories which led to the ultimate downfall of the Persian king, Darius III. Alexander conquered Egypt and founded the new city, Alexandria, now a great capital of antiquity. Altogether, Alexander and his army marched as far east as India and created one of the largest unified empires ever known. At the death of Alexander, his kingdom was divided among his more ambitious followers.

This stunning silver coin minted during the reign of King Alexander, features on one side the dramatic profile of Alexander with his characteristic lion mane. The other side of the silver coin depicts the seated Greek god Zeus, holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand, while the left hand grasps a scepter. Framed in a stunning gold pendant, this radiant coin hearkens us back to a period in time when one man with a grand vision changed forever the course of history.
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