Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Thrace with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Lysimachos
Early Hellenistic Period
about 297–281 B.C.
Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Lampsakos (Mysia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0823.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)
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 downwards.
In field left: monogram. Below seat, crescent.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund