Ancient Greek silver coin issued by Lysimachos (305 - 281 BC)

Ancient Greek silver coin issued by Lysimachos (305 - 281 BC)

SKU: C056
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Ancient Greek silver coin issued by Lysimachos (305 - 281 BC)

 

Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear.

 

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟY Athena seated left, holding Nike, which is crowning the king's name, in her right hand; leaning with her left arm on shield decorated with lion's head; behind, transverse spear; in inner left field, monogram; in exergue, crescent.

 

Die engraver: Unknown die engraver at the mint of Lampsakos

 

Origin: The mint of Lampsakos in Asia Minor.

 

Materials and method: Struck in good quality silver from engraved dies.

 

Dimensions: 30 mm diameter.

 

Weight: 17.22 gm

 

Date minted: Attributed to the years 297 - 282 BC.

 

Condition: Very Fine; of excellent style with a handsome portrait of Alexander the Great; well struck and attractive.

 

Stock no: C056

 

Comments: Lysimachos was a Macedonian officer under, and successor of, Alexander the Great. As Basileus (King) he ruled Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia.

 

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