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Live auction - bgr_934441 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Drachme

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Drachme AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 125 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:02:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 305-297 AC.
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli portrait d’Héraklès ainsi qu’un revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 parallèles, 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, tête de lion stylisée à gauche ; monogramme sous le trône ; lettre derrière dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ E/ (AI).

Historical background


THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS

(323-281 BC)

Coinage in the name of Alexander III the Great type

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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