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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
302–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Magnesia-on-the-Maeander (Ionia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.341

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of deified Alexander III to right, wearing diadem and horn of Zeus Ammon.
Reverse: Athena seated to left, left elbow on shield, Nike on her right hand.
In field at left, torch. Maeander below.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 13, 1971: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour