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Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus - Deified Alexander

Greece, Thrace, Kings of Thrace, Lysimachus, 305 BCE to 281 BCE. OBVERSE: Head of the deified Alexander the Great right, wearing diadem and horn of Ammon. REVERSE: Athena Nikephoros enthroned left, shield decorated with Medusa's head resting against base of throne, spear resting behind. Greek inscription in front and behind. Thompson 70-71 variety. Size: 16.28 grams, 32 mm.

Lysimachus, born in 361 BCE, was one of Alexander the Great's generals, and upon the death of Alexander in 323 BCE, he was appointed as "Strategos " or military governor of Thrace. His coins usually depict the deified image of his predecessor Alexander the Great wearing the horns of Ammon. The reverse side usually has Athena enthroned. This particular coin has a very choice portrait of Alexander and should command a strong price.

Condition: Choice VF with bold portrait and lovely cabinet cabinet toning. Reverse with some roughness.

Provenance: private Healy collection, Studio City, California, USA, acquired over the last twenty years

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