This classic way of wearing a coin was the preferred way that coin medallions were worn in antiquity. Whether a coin is a genuine artifact or a fine artistic reproduction, it is a token of value. Treated as such, the primary idea of a silver or gold bezel mount is to preserve the coin itself without altering or piercing the inner coin. In jewelr...
The obverse shows the head of Alexander the Great, wearing horn of Ammon. The reverse shows the goddess Athena enthroned seated left holding Nike and resting hand on shield.
A breathtaking coin in Greek Jewelry Shop ultra quality. This is one ofur very favorite and recommended silver pendants, for detail, quality and all-round perfection.
As with all of Alexander's imperial tetradrachms, the obverse of the above coin depicts a young (beardless) Herakles/Hercules wearing a lion skin headdress, with the lion's paws tied at his neck.
AR tetradrachm - Thassos (Thrace) Obverse: Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with band across forehead / Reverse: Naked Heracles with lion-skin over left arm and club Legend reads "ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ)
Macedon, Olynthos. Chalkidian League. Circa 395-392 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Laureate head of Apollo right / CAL-KID-EWN, kithara (guitar)
Smooth-shelled turtle, row of dots down center and across the top / large incuse square, of skew pattern, divided by straight lines into five compartments.