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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: Seated figure of Athena, with shield, helmet 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) Regling did not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 300–298 B.C.

Mint

Alexandreia Troas (?) (Mysia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0825.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

08.354

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins