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

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Obverse: Head of the deified Alexander to right, horned and wearing a fillet with flying ends. Reverse: Athena Nikephoros, seated to left. Inverted lance at her right side; left elbow rests on her shield, which has a lion-head as device. [inscription] (see media screen for inscription) Coin of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 281 B.C.

Mint

Abydos (Troas) (?), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0839.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm.

Accession Number

00.196

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins