Tetradrachm of Byzantion with head of Lysimachos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
Late 2nd century–early 1st century B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Byzantion

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.98

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Lysimachos to right.
Reverse: Athena seated to left holding Victory with wreath on right hand, spear in left, shield behind. Below, trident with dolphins.
Inscriptions in Greek and monogram.

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour