The original silver tetradrachm was minted during the reign of Lysimachos of Thrace, a successor (and boyhood friend) of Alexander the Great.
The head is that of Alexander himself, depicted with the ram's horns of Zeus Ammon (the god whom Alexander had claimed as his father), indicating his posthumous deification. The reverse depicts seated Athena, with winged Nike (Victory) perched on her right palm.
The Greek reads: 'Lysimachou basileos', of King Lysimachos. The original dates to the last quarter of the fourth century BC.
Alexander the Great, Athena with Nike coin pendant (mini)
- drop: 2cm x diameter: 1.5cm
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.