Greek Silver & Bronze
THRACE, Kingdom of, Lysimachus, (323-281 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (17.128 grams), Lampsacus mint, issued c.297/6-282/1 B.C., obv. head of Alexander to right, with diadem and horn of Ammon, within dotted border, rev. Athena enthroned to left, supporting Nike, shield at side with Medusa head in centre, **DI monogram in inner left field, herm in outer left field, to left **[B]ASILEWS* to right **LUSIMACOU*, (cf.S.6814, Thompson 50, M.91, SNG Cop. 1095). Off centred on obverse, with a very high relief, a superb style, nearly extremely fine/good very fine and very scarce.
Ex Bunker Hunt Collection, sold Sotheby's New York, June 19, 1991 (lot 538 part). This issue is very close in style to the beautiful issues from the Pergamon mint struck by the artist who simply signed his coinage 'K'.
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THRACE, Kingdom of, Lysimachus, (323-281 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (17.128 grams), Lampsacus mint, issued c.297/6-282/1 B.C., ...