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

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Obverse: Head of deified Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon and fillet in hair. Beaded border. Reverse: Athena seated to left, holding Nike in right hand, resting left elbow on shield. [inscription]; in left field, a bee(?), and a cornucopia.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 281 B.C.

Mint

Lysimacheia (Kardia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0841.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.51 gm.

Accession Number

97.393

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins