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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 the Great, with horn of Ammon, and fillet, profile to right, surrounded by dots. Reverse: Athena seated in profile to left, holding Nike on right hand, and resting left elbow on a shield ornamented with lion's head. In background, spear diagonally downwards....

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

Mint

Lampsakos (Mysia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0823.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

97.395

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins