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.
Estimate: 10'000 CHF
Starting price: 10'000 CHF
Price realized: 22'000 CHF
Beautiful style and very strong portrait of Alexander on very large flan.
Choice extremely fine with elegant patina
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.