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Tetradrachm of Byzantion with head of Lysimachos

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Obverse: Diademed head of Lysimachos to right. Reverse: Athena seated to left holding Victory with wreath on right hand, spear in left, shield behind. Below, trident with dolphins. Inscriptions in Greek and monogram. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monogram)


From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Late 2nd century–early 1st century B.C.


Byzantion, Thrace


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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