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Live auction - bgr_671365 - THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme

THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 540 €
Maximum bid : 540 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:06:01
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 287/286 - 281/280 ou après 280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sestos, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 16,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers, bien détaillé. Portrait agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Monte Carlo d’Octobre 1980, lot n° 212 et de la collection Aymé Cornu

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 ; protomé de lion tourné à gauche dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// LUSIMACOU// .
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du trésor d’Amrenak (IGCH 1423), n° 655, pl.16. Cet atelier n’est pas repris dans la nomenclature de O. D. Hoover (HGCS. 3.2/ 1750 car il le considère comme frappé après la mort de Lysimaque en 281 avant J.-C..

Historical background


THRACE - THRACIAN KINGDOM - LYSIMACHOS

(323-301-281 BC)

Coinage in the name and type of Lysimachos

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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