Tetradrachm of Byzantion with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck in the name of Lysimachos of Thrace
After 196 B.C.
Mint: Thrace, Byzantion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0845.
Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.58 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, with ram’s horn and fillet.
Reverse: Athena seated to left wearing chiton, himation, with aegis and Corinthian crested helmet, holding a victory on her outstretched right hand. Spear with point upward; back of her a shield with Medusa head. In exergue a trident decorated with dolphins.
Inscriptions in Greek in field at left and right and under seat.
Monogram in field at left.
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund