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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
After 281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Lysimacheia (Kardia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 073.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.92 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.317

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 of Zeus Ammon and diadem.
Reverse: Athena seated to left, with Nike crowning inscription, on right hand; against seat, round shield with Gorgoneion in center; spear in background.
At left, small lion’s head and monogram. Below ground line, monogram.
Inscription at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., March 13, 1958, for £ 24/0/0

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour