Tetradrachm 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. 0845.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.58 gm.

Accession Number

09.271

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund