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Gold Ring - Silver Drachm of King Alexander theGreat

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Gold Ring - Silver Drachm of King Alexander theGreat
From Jeruusalem, An exquisite and historically important gold ring with a Greek silver Drachm of King Alexander the great "Son of King Phillip II of Macedon". Dated from, 336 - 323 B.C. beautifully mounted in 18 karat hand made ring of white and yellow gold!

Weight: 14.4 grams.

Comments: Currency represents a specific time and place, whether products of the age we live in today or an artifact of a long forgotten empire. Worth a month’s pay, a silver coin like this would have rewarded the bravery and fortitude of the officers serving under one of history’s most celebrated generals, Alexander the Great. Son to King Phillip II of Macedon.While his vast kingdom dissolved after his death, the carefully cultivated legend of Alexander will continue to live on not only in our history books and museums, but also in artifacts like this coin: concrete remnants of ancient kingdoms passed from the hands of civilization to civilization, from generation to generation. The glories of antiquity shine again with renewed brilliance and luster. Alexander is among the most celebrated and enduring figures of history. The legend surrounding this great figure becomes reality when wearing this ring. The past literally comes alive. This ancient coin is not a relic of the past displayed behind glass in a museum; but mounted in this ring, the coin is a stunning centerpiece appreciated for its age as much as its beauty and superior craftsmanship.

Found near Jerusalem, Holy Land

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