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

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Obverse: Deified head of Alexander, profile to right, wearing horns and fillet, surrounded by dots. Reverse: Greek inscription. Athena seated to left, holding Nike in right hand, and resting left elbow on shield. In field a caduceus, and [inscription]. [see media screen for Greek inscriptions]

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

Amphipolis (Macedonia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0827.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

97.420

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins