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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, with horn of Ammon, and fillet, profile to right, surrounded by dots. Below the head K. Reverse: Greek inscription. Athena seated profile to left, holding Nike in right hand, and resting left elbow on shield. In the field a standard? and a crescent. In...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Pergamon (Mysia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0832.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

97.394

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins