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Live auction - bgr_465660 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:16:59
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 297/296 - 287 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sardes, Lydie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,11 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Belle tête d’Alexandre le Grand. Usure superficielle au revers, avec une pièce bien venue à la frappe. Patine gris foncé de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la LIVE AUCTION 1006 (bgr_381118)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe 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 et le coude gauche reposant sur un bouclier orné d'un masque de lion ; dans le champ à gauche, un aplustre.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ LUSIMACOU/ (PRE)// (DK), (Bsilews Lusimacou).
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que les exemplaires du trésor de Meydancikkale, Gülnar II, n° 2627-2628, pl. 77.

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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