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

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Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, with ram's horn, and fillet in hair. Beaded border. Reverse: Seated Athena with Nike, shield, and pointed spear, wearing crested helmet, chiton, and himation. At left kenykeion with prong attached. [inscriptions] right downwards, left downwards,...

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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, 286–281 B.C.


Amphipolis (Macedonia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0828.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins