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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
287–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Ephesos (Ionia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0835.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.645

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 broad fillet in hair.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Athena seated to left, with shield, helmet, and Nike.
At field at left under the Nike a bee.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monogram in exergue.

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