Gold Pendant Featuring a Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm of Demetrius - FJ.4540 - For Sale
Gold Pendant Featuring a Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm of Demetrius - FJ.4540
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 145 BC to 39 BC
Collection: Greek Silver Coin
Medium: Silver and Gold
Additional Information: This coin was found in Asia Minor.
From their capital at Antioch, the Seleucid dynasty ruled over a kingdom of wealth and luxury. Demetrius II was one of the most remarkable personalities in a remarkable age. His reign was divided by a ten year captivity in the Persian court. This exquisite coin dates from his second reign, wren the king took to wearing a beard in the Persian fashion. The opulent gold frame echoes the style and technique of Hellenistic gold work. In the palaces of ancient Antioch, such a jewel would have created a sensation. It will provoke a similar reaction wherever it is worn today. - (FJ.4540)