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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 297–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Uncertain

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.106

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander to right, with horn of Zeus Ammon.
Reverse: Athena seated left, left elbow resting on shield, holding Nike on right hand. On shield, lion’s head.
At left within wreath: M
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards.

Provenance

By 1968: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour