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Live auction - bgr_411411 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Unité MS

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 480 €
End of the sale : 31 January 2017 14:05:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Unité 
Date: 287/286 - 281/280 AC. 
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine 
Metal : bronze or copper 
Diameter : 21  mm
Orientation dies : 3  h.
Weight : 4,15  g.
Rarity : R1 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire sur un flan mince, très large avec le grènetis visible au droit. Portrait d’Athéna de toute beauté. Revers magnifique de haut relief. Très jolie patine vert anthracite. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine 
Catalogue references : M.68  - GC.6819 var. 
Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier et à aigrette .
Reverse description : Lion bondissant à droite ; au-dessous, un fer de lance .
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// LUSIMACOU .
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque) .
Poids très léger.

Thrace - UNITED THRACE - Lysimachus

(323-301-281 BC)

Coining the name and type of Lysimachus (297-281 avant J.-C.)

Lysimachus (c. 360-281 BC) was one of the leading generals of Alexander. After the death of the great conqueror 14 June 323 BC, a fratricidal battle opposed Diadoques his successors. Lysimachus, at first favorable to the survival of the Empire supports Antipater before becoming independent in 315 BC, receiving the administration of Thrace. In 306 BC, after the naval battle of Salamis in Cyprus, Lysimachus, Antigonus imitating his implacable enemy, took the title of king (Basileos), both followed by Demetrius, Ptolemy, Seleucus and Cassandra. Ally Ptolemy, they crush Antigone who died in the battle of Ipsos in 301 BC It was the birth of the Kingdom of Thrace and early coinage of Lysimachus staff. He must fight against Demetrius Macedonia and Thrace. After 288 BC, it remains the most powerful monarchs reigning over Europe and Asia Minor. Lysimachus, aged 80, was killed at the Battle of Couroupédion in 281 BC.