Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Thrace with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck in the name of Lysimachos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Abydos (Troas) (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0839.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm.

Accession Number

00.196

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of the deified Alexander to right, horned and wearing a fillet with flying ends.
Reverse: Athena Nikephoros, seated to left, inverted lance at her right side, rests left elbow on her shield, which has a lion-head as device.
Eagle in field at left.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund