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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, facing to right. Reverse: Athena seated on throne, with helmet, shield and Nike; with inscription. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 286–281 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis (Macedonia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0829.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

08.344

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins