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Live auction - bgr_480607 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tetradrachme

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tetradrachme AU
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Starting price : 550 €
Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:04:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tetradrachme
Date: 287/286 - 281/280 AC
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Troade
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Très belle tête d’Alexandre le Grand. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés et bleutés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P.-R. B

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 un petite Niké de la main droite qui couronne le nom de Lysimaque et le coude droit reposant sur un bouclier orné d'un masque de lion ; dans le champ à gauche, une corne d’abondance.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ LUSIMACOU// (L).
Reverse translation : (roi Lysimaque.

Commentary


Beau portrait expressif d’Alexandre le Grand sous les traits de Zeus Ammon. Atelier inhabituel. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la vente internet Auction 225, n° 24.

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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