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Drachm of Kingdom of Thrace with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Lysimachos

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Obverse: Head of deified Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon and head-band. Inscription in Greek, Reverse: Athena seated profile to left, holding a Victory in her right hand, her left arm leaning upon her shield. In the field a bee with the letters [inscription] one on either side of it. ...

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Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 287–281 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos (Ionia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0836.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.

Accession Number

95.118

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins