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. 0830.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.648

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 helmet, shield, and spear, holding Nike.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monograms in field at left and at right.

(Note the handwritten inscription in this record is incorrectly marked left and right instead of right and 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