Alexander is shown with a plumed helmet; Herakles on the other side is shown in combat with the Nemean Lion, with the word 'Alexandros' following the contour of the lion's back. Herakles' club is in the corresponding position on the left, behind the hero. The Macedonian royal house claimed Herakles as its legendary ancestor.
Alexander the Great and Herakles coin pendant
- Diameter: 2.8cm
It has been a privilege to work with the Vaphiadis family since 2007. They are one of the best manufacturers of sterling silver jewellery in Greece.
The collection is inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.