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Live auction - bgr_440955 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 620 €
Maximum bid : 620 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:09:50
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 287/286 - 281/280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lampsaque, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au droit. Belle tête d’Alexandre divinisé au droit. Joli revers de style fin à la légère usure. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyé anciennement
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en juillet 1991 et provient de Conseils Placements

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 ; à l'exergue, un croissant tourné à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// LUSIMACOU// DX.
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, nous avons une mèche en forme de croissant sous l’oreille. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire bgr_389272 proposé dans la boutique cgb.fr.

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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