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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
323–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Pergamon (Mysia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.949

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted head of Alexander, with horns of Zeus Ammon, to right.
Below: K
Reverse: Athena seated left, holding Nike on right hand, shield below left elbow, spear at right. Torch at left, below Nike. In field at left, crescent.
Monogram below. Inscription in Greek at right and left..

Provenance

By 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, December 14, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour