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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
297–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Pergamon (Mysia)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.47

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Deified head of Alexander the Great to the right, filleted and with horn of Zeus Ammon.
Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated left, shield beside throne. Nike reaches left to crown legend.
In field at left, a herm and a monogram
Inscription in Greek at left and right, downwards.

Provenance

By 1968: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, March 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour