The Alexander the Great ring was the brainchild of Alex and a family friend who worked in a subterranean department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This person (who shall remain unnamed) brought Alex an ancient and highly prized coin to be cast and made into a ring. This coin, known as the drachma, was considered to be the coin of the realm of the Alexandrian Empire and was made of pure silver. On the inside of this ring, the back of the coin depicting the image of Zeus holding a staff is still recognizable.
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