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Stater of Byzantion with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck in the name of Lysimachos of Thrace

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Obverse: Head of deified Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon and head-band. Reverse: Athena seated profile to left, holding a Victory in her right hand, her left arm leaning upon her shield. On her seat: BY. In the field [monogram]. Below, trident and two dolphins. (see media screen for...

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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, After 196 B.C.

Mint

Byzantion, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0844.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.42 gm.

Accession Number

95.117

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins