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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
286–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Amphipolis (Macedonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0828.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

04.644

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, and fillet in hair.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Seated Athena with Nike on her right hand, shield, and pointed spear, wearing crested helmet, chiton, and himation.
At left caduceus with hook.
Inscription in Greek at right and left downwards. Monogram at outside right.

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