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Live auction - bgr_521949 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 305-297 AC.
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,06 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré avec une partie du grènetis visible au droit. Très belle tête d’Héraklès au droit. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Argenor (Paris)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté, nouée sous le cou ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes croisées, assis à gauche sur un siège avec dossier, 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 bondissant à gauche et un monogramme dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ LUSIMACOU/ (EHMA)/ S.
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que les exemplaires du British Museum (MP., p. 271, L31, pl. CXX) et que l’exemplaire reproduit dans l’article de M.Thompson (pl. 18, n° 96). Même coin de droit que l’ exemplaire du British Museum (MP., p. 271, n° L31A, pl. CXX) et que l’exemplaire du trésor de Meydancikkale (Gülnar 2633, pl. 77).

Historical background


Thrace - UNITED THRACE - Lysimachus

(323-281 BC)

Coinage in the name of Lysimachus 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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