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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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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, 286–281 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis (Macedonia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

04.644

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins