Custom Name Necklace with Rhinestone Letters

14K Gold Bezelcoin cufflinks, Cuff Linkscoin cufflinks, Alexander the Greatcoin cufflinks, 6756

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Description: KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III \u2018the Great\u2019. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16.5mm, 4.27 g, 12h). Sardes mint. Struck under Menander, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus A\u00ebtophoros seated left; rose below throne. Price 2571; ADM I Series X. EF, lightly toned, underlying luster, small die break on obverse.. History: Alexander, King of Macedonia, began ruling immediately after the death of his father, Philip II and brought the Greek Empire to its peak. Through his conquests, he minted these coins in many variations of type and style. Each bears the face of Herakles (Hercules) wearing a headdress of the Nemean Lion. This animal was fierce and virtually indestructible, so using his super-human strength and intelligence, Herakles decided to strangle the lion since he was unable to cut through its skin. After he killed the lion, he used its own razor sharp claws to remove its hide, and forever after Herakles wore the lion's skin for protection and as a symbol of his victory. Alexander wanted to be like Herakles, and was also known to wear a lion\u2019s skin, invoking his strength and courage. On the obverse, Zeus is enthroned, holding an eagle in one hand and royal scepter in the other with the name \u201cAlexander\u201d inscribed on the side. These coins continued to circulate hundreds of years after the death of Alexander the Great., ancient greek coin

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