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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 Aexander the Great to right with ram's horn and broad fillet in hair. Beaded border. Reverse: Seated Athena to left with shield, helmet, and spear. Monogram at left under Nike. In exergue, maeander decoration. [inscription] , at left and right. (see media screen for...

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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

Magnesia-on-the-Maeander (Ionia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0834.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.647

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins