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bgr_729933 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Demi-unité

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Demi-unité VF/XF
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 304-297 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lysimacheia, Thrace
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d’Héraklès à droite coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne fermée formée de deux épis.
Reverse legend : BASI/ LUSI.
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Poids léger. Divisionnaire rare.

Historical background


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.

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