Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ryro, Jun 11, 2019.
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I think this coin is the most beautiful in my collection. The portrait is not from his lifetime, but Lysimachos will have known him well enough, so that one can assume an authentic picture.
Thracia, Lampsakos, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC
AR - tetradrachm, 28.8mm, 16.85g
struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
Obv.: Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ΛYΣIMAXOY
Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, std. l. on throne, l. arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her r. shoulder, holding in outstretched r. hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with wreath.
in l. field monogram HP (ligate)
in ex. crescent with cavity l.
Ref.: Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
about EF, a small scratch before the crescent, wonderful style, a Hellenistic artwork! For sure one of the 5% most beautiful specimens of this type!
ex Ancient Auction House (2003)
ex coll. Pete Burbules (2004)
ex coll. AlexB, Hongkong (2007)
ex Forum Ancient Coins (2008), thanks!
Now this gem has its place for some years at my home. Curious where it will go then!
According to Thompson Lampsakos was the biggest mint of Lysimachos in Asia Minor with c. 150 different obv. dies. When Amphipolis began about 288 BC its extensive coinage the issue from Lampsakos decreased.
I picked up this rather interesting ATG tetradrachm at yesterday's Roma E-Sale 58.
Love the hair flowing behind him!
Black Sea Region, uncertain mint AR Tetradrachm.
Black Sea Region, uncertain mint AR Tetradrachm. In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Circa 250-200 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ to left, ΟΠ monogram under throne. Price 1322. 16.99g, 30mm, 12h.
Good Very Fine; attractive light tone with golden iridescence.
From a private UK collection.
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