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Printed Auction 37 Lot 18

KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 17.2 gm. 29 mm. Pergamon mint. Struck circa 287/6-282 B.C. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon; [K] below / Athena Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear behind; crescent to outer left, cult image to inner left, monogram in exergue; ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. Arnold-Biucchi, Pergamene 34 (O8/R33[?]). Thompson 220. SNG Tübingen 959. Near Extremely Fine; high relief portrait of the finest artistic style; struck on a large, full round flan, with choice light toning. Beautiful example.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 81 (20 May 2009), lot 248.

Finest style dies ['K']. (The same engraver(s) at the same mint must also have created the dies used to strike the gold staters and tetradrachms bearing the most beautiful portraits of Alexander the Great that have come down to us.)

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