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Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 10'000 CHF Price realized: 22'000 CHF
KINGDOM OF THRACE. LYSIMACHUS, king 323-281 BC. Tetradrachm, Lampsacus, about 297-282. AR 17.15 g. Head r. of deified Alexander the Gr., wearing royal diadem and ram's horn. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ΛYΣIMAXOY Athena, wearing long chiton, peplos and helmet, seated l. on throne, her l. arm resting on large shield decorated with gorgoneion; she holds Nike crowning the royal name on her outstretched r. hand, spear leaning against her r. shoulder; in field l., monogram and crescent. SNG Delepierre 844; SNG Oxford 3728; Thompson 171, 61.
Beautiful style and very strong portrait of Alexander on very large flan.
Choice extremely fine with elegant patina
Provenance:
Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.
Phoenix (AZ) Art Museum Collection.Auction Classical Numismatic Gruop Ltd., Lancaster 34 (1995), 76.
Auction TRITON, New York II (1998), 359.Leu Numismatics Ltd., Zurich 86 (2003), 319.

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