Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016
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Session 1, Lot 163





Estimate: 7'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 6'000 CHF Price realized: 10'000 CHF
GREEK COINS
Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachus 323 – 281 and posthumous issues
Stater, Alexander Troas circa 297-281, AV 8.55 g. Diademed head of Alexander r. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ – ΛΥΣΙΜΑΚΟΥ Athena seated l., holding Nike in outstretched r. hand and resting l. arm on shield decorated with lion’s head; in inner l. field, PA ligate. Palmette on throne and in exergue, M. Müller –. Thompson, Essays Robinson –. For the same mint and decoration of the throne, cf. Sotheby’s sale 19 June 1990, Hunt part I, 104 (this obverse die).
An apparently unrecorded variety. A wonderful portrait of high style, extremely fine

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