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Live auction - bgr_401664 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Drachme

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Drachme MS
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:04:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 305-297 AC.
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au droit. Portrait d’Héraklès de toute beauté. Revers fantastique de style fin. Magnifique patine de médaillier. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Dominique Thirion en 2012

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un trône sans dossier,les jambes croisées, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un protomé de lion.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ LISIMACOU/ A.
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Semble de même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du British Museum provenant de la collection Bunbury en 1896, n°640 (MP. L.29, p. 271, pl. CXL, n° L29).

Historical background


Thrace - UNITED THRACE - Lysimachus

(323-281 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

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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