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bgr_818720 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Demi-unité

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Demi-unité VF/XF
75.00 €(Approx. 81.00$ | 63.00£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 304-297 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lysimacheia, Thrace
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. 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 - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS

(323-301-281 BC)

Coinage in the name and type of Lysimachos

Lysimachus (c. 360-281 BC) was one of Alexander's leading generals. After the death of the brilliant conqueror on June 14, 323 BC, a fratricidal fight opposed the Diadochi, his successors. Lysimachus, initially favorable to the survival of the Empire, supports Antipater before becoming independent in 315 before J. - C., receiving the administration of Thrace. In 306 BC, after the naval battle of Salamis in Cyprus, Lysimachus, imitating Antigonus the One-eyed, his irreducible enemy, took the title of king (Basileos), both followed by Demetrius, Ptolemy, Seleucus and Cassander. Allied with Ptolémée, they crush Antigone which dies with the battle of Ipsos in 301 before J. - C. It is the birth of the kingdom of Thrace and the beginning of the personal coinage of Lysimaque. He must fight against Demetrius in Macedonia and Thrace. After 288 BC, he remained the most powerful of the reigning monarchs over Europe and Asia Minor. Lysimachus, aged 80, was killed at the Battle of Couroupédion in 281 BC..

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