Greek Coin Necklace: Alexander the Great
A necklace set with ancient agate beads and an ancient silver obol of Alexander the Great.
Ca. 4th century BC.
Alexander III, the son of Philip II, was born at Pella on 20 July, 356 BC. He was tutored by Aristotle. In 334 BC at the age of 23 he invaded Persia, by 330 he defeated Darius III and sacked Persepolis. He continued on to India, returning to Babylon in 323, he died on June 10 at the age of 33.
Formerly in an Israeli private collection.