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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 Alexander the Great, to right, with ram's horn and wide fillet in hair. Reverse: Athena sitting to left on throne in chiton, himation, aegis and crested helmet; her left elbow resting on shield on which is lion's head; on outstretched right hand a Nike flying to left, in double...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 281 B.C

Mint

Lysimacheia (Kardia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0843.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.646

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins