KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 16.9 gm. 28 mm. Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint. Struck circa 297-281 B.C. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike, left arm resting on ornamented shield, spear behind; monogram in wreath to outer left; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ. Cf. Thompson 101. Cf. Müller 301. Good Very Fine; attractive old toning with slight iridescence. Fine style, struck in high relief on a large flan.
Ex CNG eAuction 243 (27 October 2010) lot 33 (PR $1200 plus commission).
Lysimachos acquired mints in Asia Minor, among them the Magnesia on the Maeander mint, through his military conquests in 302/1 B.C.
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