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Live auction - bgr_811483 - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Cinquième de tétradrachme

THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Cinquième de tétradrachme MS/AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:07:42
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Cinquième de tétradrachme
Date: c. 306-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lysimachia, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,57 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon à droite, coiffé de la tainia.


Reverse description : Cavalier nu galopant ; sous le cheval, protomé de lion bondissant à droite ; à l’exergue un épi de blé couché à droite.
Reverse legend : L-U, (Lusimacia).
Reverse translation : (Lysimaque).


Ce type monétaire est servilement copié ou emprunté au monnayage macédonien de Philippe II de Macédoine (359-336 avant J.-C.) père d’Alexandre le Grand et ami de Lysimaque.

Historical background

UNITED THRACE - Lysimachus

(323-281 BC)

Coinage in the name of Lysimachus and type of Philip II of Macedon

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.

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