Stater of Byzantion with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck in the name of Lysimachos of Thrace

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 196 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Byzantion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0844.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.42 gm.

Accession Number

95.117

Medium or Technique

Gold

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 to left, holding a Victory in her right hand, her left arm leaning on her shield, a spear downwards at her right side.
Inscriptions in Greek in field at left and right and on her seat. Monogram in field at left.
In exergue: trident and two dolphins.

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