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), Magnesia-on-the-Maeander (Ionia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0834.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.647

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aexander the Great to right with ram’s horn and broad fillet in hair.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Seated Athena to left with shield, helmet, and spear.
Monogram at left under Nike. Inscription in Greek at left and right.
In exergue, maeander decoration.

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