Solid Silver Alexander the Great tetradrachm. Alexander the Great was the first world conqueror and one of the most remarkable men in history, his armies capturing most the civilized world. He not only introduced a uniform currency system, but promoted trade and commerce. Desiring to be supreme ruler, all provinces were required to worship him as a God. Alexander believed he was a direct descendant of Hercules. Before each battle and after each victory, ritual sacrifices were performed honoring both Hercules and Zeus and he selected their images to appear on these coins.
336 - 323 BC
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Hollow bronze statue of Vaisravana seated in lalitasana on a lotus base, holding a mouse and a ball, a long dhoti, strand of pearls, beaded collar with a central foliate ornament, billowing sash, circular earrings, and wearing a five-leaf crown. Traces of green patina.
Ancient Egyptian statue
Carved black limestone seated cat with hieroglyphics to the side and base. Dirt patina. Ptolemaic.