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. 0829.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

08.344

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great, facing to right.
Reverse: Athena seated on throne to left, wearing helmet and resting her left arm on a shield. On her right hand is Nike who reaches out to crown the inscription on the left.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
Monogram in field at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund