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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 297–281 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Lampsakos (Mysia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0823.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

97.395

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

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 downwards.
In field left: monogram. Below seat, crescent.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

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