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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Thrace with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Lysimachos

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Obverse: Filleted head of Alexander, with horns of Zeus Ammon, to right. Below: K Reverse: Athena seated left, holding Nike on right hand, shield below left elbow, spear at right. Torch at left, below Nike. In field at left, crescent. Monogram below. Inscription in Greek around. (see media...

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By 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, December 14, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 323–281 B.C.


Pergamon (Mysia), Thrace (Kingdom)


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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