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. 0846.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

30.58

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of deified Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon.
Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated to left. On her extended right hand Nike stands to left crowning king’s name with a wreath. Left arm on upright round shield, with lion’s head in the center. She wears a crested Corinthian helmet, sleeveless girdled chiton and himation.
Monogram in field at left. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and on throne.
In exergue: Trident below inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Purchased "through Mrs. Brett" by MFA, February 6, 1930 for $ 1,042.20 (the total purchase price for MFA 30.48-30.65)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund