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    Ancient Greek Alexander the Great Monk's Hoard Silver Tetradrachm Coin 14K White Gold Pendant | Artifact #7383

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    Take the world's most legendary warrior with you every day…

    Please Note: This is an authentic Ancient Greek Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

    Alexander the Great of Macedon, was the greatest conqueror of the ancient world. He became the king of Macedonia in 336 BC at the age of 20. He inherited from his father the dream to conquer the Persian Empire, the largest and most powerful empire known to that date. Alexander was a military and organizational genius – considered a god by some and a tyrant by others. He was educated by Aristotle, and was noted for his unparalleled bravery paired with irresistible charisma. Alexander’s coinage was the most extensive and uniform of the ancient world before the establishment of the Roman Empire.

    Your Alexander the Great Silver Drachm

    • Denomination: Tetradrachm 
    • Circa 198 BC - See Notes Below
    • Obverse: Alexander as Hercules Wearing Lion Skin
    • Reverse: Zeus Enthroned Holding and Eagle and Scepter of Supreme Power
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K White Gold
    • Articulating Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2 mm
    • Pendant size including bezel: 1 1/2" Across, 1 5/8” Tall - Pendant diameter a 50 cent piece

    Notes from Robert: This is a stunning, high grade specimen, with a strong portrait of Hercules wearing the lion skin. Visible lion's tooth and ears. Zeus holding eagle on reverse.

    What makes this coin really unique is that it is one of the last coins from our Monk's Hoard. Many years ago, a cache of Alexander the Great type silver coins was found in a pottery jar, secreted in the wall of a monastery. The monastery is about 13 leagues north of the ancient city of Tripolis, modern day Tripoli, Lebanon. The monk supervising the renovations kept them in his possession for over 40 years, “still in their original condition,” passing them on to a family member prior to his passing.

    Additional Details About This Special Coin:

    For decades after Alexander's death, rulers would use his design and image of Hercules on their coins to tell those they ruled over that they were as great as Alexander. These "Alexander" coins are called "Restoring the types of Alexander the Great." This is one of those coins. But what is the history behind this unique coin? While this coin doesn't have one, many of the coins in this hoard had a Seleucid counter mark stamped into them.

    We sent several from this group to Ancient coin expert and author David Sear. The coins were struck during the reign of the Seleucid king Antiochus III the Great (yes, he called himself "The Great").

    Here is part of Mr. Sear's remarks: "The Seleucid countermark on the obverse may be connected with Antiochus III’s need to pay a huge war indemnity to the Romans following his defeat in 190 BC." It seems Antiochus went into battle with the Romans and the Battle of Magnesia and din't win.

    The Certificate of Authenticity thatches with this coin is 4 pages long and gives all of the details. t also comes with a Greek Historic Brief that is 4 pages long.

    Alexander earned the epithet “the Great” due to his legendary success as a military commander. He is known to have never lost a battle, despite being constantly outnumbered in the many battles he fought. Alexander also recognized the potential for disunity among his diverse army, which had different customs, languages and weapons, and overcame the difficulties by being personally involved in the military action, in the great traditions of the Macedonian kings.

    Alexander left a world permanently changed – a world in which the Greek language and culture would form the intellectual foundation for the next 300 years and beyond.

    Your Alexander the Great Coin Necklace comes with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, 4 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. A 4 page Historic Brief on the history of Greek society and their coins researched and written by April Knecht 
    4. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    5. Mini Museum display frame for when you are not wearing your treasure
    6. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card