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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
300–298 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Alexandreia Troas (?) (Mysia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0825.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

08.354

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great, facing to right.
Reverse: Seated figure of Athena to left, with shield and helmet.
Eight-pointed star on throne.
On her right hand, figure of Nike crowning an inscription.
Monogram in field at left and inscriptions in Greek 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)

Regling did not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund