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

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Obverse: Diademed head of deified Alexander the Great to right with horn of Zeus Ammon. Reverse: Athena seated left, holding Nike, resting arm on shield, spear behind; in field at left: turreted head to right. Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 305–281 B.C.

Mint

Smyrna (Ionia), Thrace (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.82 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

2004.1250

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins