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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 of Zeus Ammon and diadem. Reverse: Athena seated to left, with Nike crowning inscription, on right hand; against seat, round shield with Gorgoneion in center; spear in background. At left, small lion's head and monogram. Below...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., March 13, 1958, for £ 24/0/0

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, After 281 B.C.

Mint

Lysimacheia (Kardia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 073.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.92 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.317

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins