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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

"One Ring To Rule Them All" or better: MY RING RULES!!!


Even though it was supossed to be a surprise, months ago, a few days after the proposal, my then fiancee, now flamboyant and always handsome husband, under the effects of having Bloody Maries for breakfast during the last 70 years, told me the whole story about the wedding ring.

As usual, he found the way to perfection.

Since the beginning, our relationship was full of, um, symbols (?) ok, I wanna say that lots of things got a new strong meaning for us (maybe that's what love ussually does to people).
But, back then, My boyfriend decided to take the whole thing to a higher level, and, of course, Norma (Desmond) had to stop talking about her silent movies of the past and to prove (again) that she was "Mad about the Boy"...

So she took a 350 B.C 24k gold coin from her private collection and had it made into a ring. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

As you can see in the picture above, the coin (ring) shows the portrait of Alexander III, yes, Alexander The Great wearing a lions head as a battle helmet.

The coins of Alexander III and his portrait have been object of interest and study since the late Antiquity. His image, struck in gold or silver has been considered as an amulet and many rulers of the Antiquity, as Augustus and Caracalla have been attracted by the Alexander's character.

We must consider the economic meanings of Alexander's conquest: founding colonies and new cities, with the character of Greek way of life, he revitalized the lowering level of Greek cities' trade. So his tetradrachms became the currency of Greece and of the former Persian Empire, and their typology became a topic for many decades after his death.

And now, after 2350 years it also symbolizes the love between two souls that found each other in the cyberspace and decided to share their hearts and to build a future together TILL DEATH DO THEY PART.

I love my hubby!
Ian

Here's an example of the original coin.

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