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), Lysimacheia (Kardia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0843.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.646

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great, to right, with ram’s horn and wide fillet in hair.
Reverse: Athena sitting to left on throne in chiton, himation, aegis and crested helmet; her left elbow resting on shield on which is lion’s head; on outstretched right hand a Nike flying to left, in double chiton, crowning the name.
At right of Athena, a lance downwards.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monogram at left.
In left field, lion’s head to left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling did not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund