Alexander the Great and Athena Stater Pendant

Item #5763

Share on Facebook


  • Obverse: Alexander the Great
  • Reverse: Athena and Nike
  • Date: 88 - 86 BC. Grade: Good Very Fine
  • Mint: Tomis, Thrace
  • Gold Stater Coin in 18k Gold Pendant, Weight 16.2g
  • Framed Coin Size: 24mm Diameter, with 6.5mm Bail Opening for Necklace
  • Size Chart with mm to inches Conversions


View Certificate of Authenticity

What's included with your order

Package Included

See All That's Included With Your Treasure Order!

Add a Necklace

Add A Necklace

Add a Necklace to your Pendant


This gold coin was minted in the Thracian coastal Black Sea city of Tomis, during the rule of the Greek King Mithridates VI, to pay his army during the 1st Mithradatic War against Rome. The obverse side features Alexander the Great, the most successful military commander of all time. In the 4th century BC, Alexander had overthrown the Persian King Darius III and conquered the entirety of his Empire.
Alexander's own Empire in 323 BC stretched from the Adriatic Sea to Egypt and as far east as the Indus River in India. His legacy lived on long after him, ushering in centuries of Greek settlement and Hellenistic culture over distant areas. The armed warrior goddess Athena is shown on the reverse of this coin, seated with ornamented trident and shield, while holding Nike the goddess of victory. Athena was the goddess of wisdom, peace, warfare, strategy and reason. She was known to be a shrewd companion of heroes and was also the goddess of heroic endeavor.
In 120 BC, Mithridates VI ascended to the throne of the Kingdom of Pontus and he began expanding his kingdom around the Black Sea and into Greece and Asia Minor. This territory included Roman client states and led to the 1st Mithridatic War against Rome in 89 BC. The war lasted five years and ended in a Roman victory, which forced Mithridates to abandon all his conquests and return to Pontus. However, the conflict would continue in two further wars and Mithridates, who is remembered as the last great Hellenistic ruler, would rule until 63 BC, when he was finally defeated by the Romans.