Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm, Real Portrait of Alexander the Great, 287-281 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Lysimachos, King of Thrace and former General to Alexander the Great
City/Region:
Kingdom of Thrace, Amphipolis mint
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
287-281 BC
Obverse:
Diademed head of the deified Alexander the Great right wearing horn of Ammon
Reverse:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ ('of Lysimachos'), Athena enthroned left, holding Nike crowning the king's name, in right hand and resting left arm on shield with lion's head in centre; transverse spear resting against her right side; ΩΠY monogram in inner left field; ΩK in right field; HΔ monogram in exergue
Size:
32mm; 16.3g
Grade:
Choice VF, boldly struck with high relief, obverse slightly off centre, some black deposits, a few light scrapes
Provenance:
ex Athena Numismatics
References:
Thompson 208; Armenak 921; Müller 539 var. (different monogram in right field); Meydancikkale 2673-2674 var. (different monogram in right field); SNG Copenhagen 1122 var. (different monogram in right field); SNG Alpha Bank 977 var. (different monogram in right field); SNG Berry 421 var. (different monogram in right field); SGCV II, 6814 ff. var. (different monograms); Seyrig, Essays Stanley Robinson -

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