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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 deified Alexander III to right, wearing diadem and horn of Zeus Ammon. Reverse: Athena seated to left, left elbow on shield, Nike on her right hand. In field at left, torch. Maeander below. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 13, 1971: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 302–281 B.C.

Mint

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.341

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins