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

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Obverse: Diademed head of deified Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon. Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated to left. On her extended right hand Nike stands to left crowning king's name with a wreath. Left arm on upright round shield, with lion's head in the center. She wears a...

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Provenance

Purchased "through Mrs. Brett" by MFA, February 6, 1930 for $ 1,042.20 (the total purchase price for MFA 30.48-30.65)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 196 B.C.

Mint

Byzantion, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0846.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

30.58

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins