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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
286–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Amphipolis (Macedonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0831.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

97.392

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of deified Alexander the Great, with horn of Ammon, and fillet, profile to right, surrounded by dots.
Reverse: Athena seated in profile to left, holding Nike on right hand, and resting left elbow on a shield ornamented with lion’s head.
In background, spear diagonally upwards.
In field left and right: monograms. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund