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Genuine Alexander the Great silver coin, 14K Gold Bezel, Silver Ring with Genuine Ancient Greek coin.
Date: This coin was minted from 336 to 323 BC.
Description: Alexander, King of Macedonia, began ruling immediately after the death of his father Phillip II and brought the Greek Empire to its peak. Trough his conquests he minted these coins in many variations of type and style. (See more history below). The ring is sizable just specify at checkout.
Advantages: This ring is a completely unisex piece. Could be worn by a man or a woman. The ring is sizable. (Please specify at the checkout.) The piece could appeal to anyone from a student to a history buff, to people that love antiques, to anyone who appreciates beauty and historic events. This ring makes for a great conversation piece as well as a meaningful gift.
HISTORY: Obverse of the coin bares the face of Heracles (Hercules) wearing a headdress of the Nemean Lion. This animal was fierce and virtually indestructible, so using his super human strength and intelligence Heracles decided to strangle the lion since he wasn't able to cut through his thick skin. After he killed the lion, he used its own razor sharp claws to remove his hide, and forever after Heracles wore the lion skin for protection and the symbol of his victory. Alexander wanted to be like Heracles, and was also known to wear a lion's skin, invoking his strength and courage. On the obverse, Zeus in enthroned, holding an eagle in one hand and royal scepter in the other with the name "Alexander" inscribed on the side. These coins continued to circulate hundreds of years after the death of Alexander the Great.