Origin: These bronze Macedonian hemiobols were minted under the rule of Alexander III, also known as Alexander the Great. Alexander's military prowess allowed him to forge one of the largest empires in ancient history, all within a span of about 13 years. Each coin has been verified authentic by History Hoard.
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Alexander depicted in a Roman mosaic over 200 years after his death.
Alexander the Great: Conqueror, genius, and tyrant
If there's one thing nobody can doubt about Alexander the Great, it's his military prowess.
He was crowned king at the age of just 20 years old, but his first military victory came long before that.
At just sixteen, Alexander lead the Macedonian army to a swift win against a Thracian uprising. He not only drove them out, but colonized their territory with Greek settlers and renamed it Alexandropolis.
Yes, the sixteen year old Alexander already had a city named after him.
Of course, this same boy would grow up to conquer Greece, Egypt, Persia, and everything in between. It's easy to view him as an undefeatable hero, as many accounts of history do.
But Alexander had a dark side. He was known for being power hungry and tyrannical, often torturing and killing those who spoke against him.
Nevertheless, Alexander was struck down suddenly from unknown causes at the age of just 32. Though his legacy is complicated as it is vast, few others have changed the world so much in such little time.
Your order will include:
- One bronze Macedonian coin minted under Alexander the Great (336 - 323 BC).
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.
Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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