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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
287–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Ephesos (Ionia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0836.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.

Accession Number

95.118

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of deified Alexander to right, with horn of Ammon and head-band.
Reverse: Athena seated profile to left, holding a Victory in her right hand, her left arm leaning upon her shield, a spear at her right side.
Inscription in Greek in the field at left and right.
In the field at left a bee between two letters (not in the field at right).

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund