Authentic Macedon silver drachm coin of Alexander III minted circa 336-323 B.C. set in 18kt yellow gold with garnet and citrine bullet cabochons.
Handmade in Rome.
DEPICTED ON THE COIN
Obverse: Alexander with a bust of Herakles
Reverse: Seated Zeus holding sceptre and eagle
Measurements: Coin Ø 15mm · Chain length 47cm
Herakles was the greatest hero of the Greeks. Born of the Greek god Zeus and made mortal, he attained divine status by accomplishing 12 great tasks on Earth know as the 12 labours of Herakles. The idea of a man becoming a god obviously was an attractive image for Alexander. The headdress that appears on the head of Herakles is the lion skin of the fierce Nemean lion that he killed during his first labour.
*Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown. This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.