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Live auction - bgr_668053 - THRACE - BYZANTION Tétradrachme

THRACE - BYZANTION Tétradrachme MS/AU
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bgr_668053
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 90-81 AC
Mint name / Town : Byzance, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Très beau portrait d’Alexandre au droit, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection avec reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête divinisée d'Alexandre le Grand sous les traits de Zeus-Ammon, cornu et diadémé à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Athéna nicéphore assise à gauche sur un trône, tenant une petite Niké de la main droite qui couronne le nom de Lysimaque ; le coude gauche reposant sur un bouclier orné d'un masque de lion ; monogramme devant Athéna ; monogramme sur le trône ; trident couché, orné de deux petits dauphins à l'exergue.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// LUSIMACOU/ BU/ (DAU).
Reverse translation : (roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que les exemplaires décrits par F. de Callataÿ, p. 125 (2 ex.), pl. XXXIII (R13).

Historical background


Thrace - BYZANCE

(III - Ist century BC)

Coining the name and type of Lysimachus (220-50 avant J.-C.)

The coinage of Lysimachus does not stop at the king's death in 281 BC, but continued to be struck in Thrace and in the workshops of the Black Sea to the first century BC.

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