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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 right with horn of Ammon and fillet in hair. Border of dots. Hole filled with dirt appears as a black spot on neck. Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated left. Below, maeander. Inscriptions to left and right. (see media screen for inscriptions in Greek)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George M. Brett

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 297–281 B.C.

Mint

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0833.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.82 gm.

Accession Number

36.147

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins