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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 broad fillet in hair. Beaded border. Reverse: Athena seated to left, with shield, helmet, and Nike At left under the Nike a bee. [inscriptions] in exergue, at right and at left. (see media screen for inscriptions)

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, 287–281 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos (Ionia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0835.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.645

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins