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Drachm of Kingdom of Thrace with head of Herakles, struck under Lysimachos

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Obverse: Head of Herakles right, beardless and wearing lionskin. Reverse: Zeus seated on throne left, holding eagle on right hand. Below, forepart of Pegasos above forepart of a lion. Torch under throne. Round incuse. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 300–298 B.C.

Mint

Lampsakos (Mysia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0822.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm.

Accession Number

11.1773

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins