Lysimachia was built by Lysimachus in 309 B.C., when he was preparing for the last struggle with his rivals; for the new city, being situated on the isthmus, commanded the road from Sestos to the north and the mainland of Thrace. In order to obtain inhabitants for his new city, Lysimachus destroyed the neighboring town of Cardia, the birthplace of the historian Hieronymus, and settled the inhabitants of it and other Chersonesean cities here. Lysimachus no doubt made Lysimachia the capital of his kingdom, and it must have rapidly risen to great splendor and prosperity.
Lysimachia, Thrace, c. 280 B.C.
Ptolemaic influence was strong in Thrace during this time. The silver tetradrachms of Byzantium were struck on a Ptolemaic standard. The veiled head of "Demeter" may be that of Arsinoe II, wife of Lysimachos.
GB22445. Bronze AE 22, SNG Cop 905, cf. BMC 6, VF, weight 4.777 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 0o, Lysimachia mint, c. 280 BC; obverse veiled head of (Arsinoe II as) Demeter right; reverseLUSIMA [...], Nike standing left, crowning ethnic with wreath; dark green patina; SOLD
Lysimachia, Thrace, c. 309 - 220 B.C.
The veiled head of "Demeter" may be that of Arsinoe II, wife of Lysimachos.
GB54953. Bronze AE 22, SNG Cop 906; BMC Thrace p. 238, 6a var (torch vice Kerykeion); Lindgren 870 var (same); SNG UK -; SGCV I -; SNG Aarhus -; SNG Bar -; et al. -, VF, weight 9.000 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 270o, Lysimachia mint, probably struck c. 280 B.C.; obverse veiled head of Demeter (Arsinoe II?) right, wearing wreath of grain; reverseLUSIMA/CEWN, legend within wreath of barley, kerykeion below; countermark of uncertain type; very rare; SOLD
Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachus, 305 - 281 B.C., In the Name of Philip of Macedonia
GB38849. Bronze unit, SNG ANS 1000, F, weight 4.161 g, maximum diameter 17.4 mm, die axis 135o, Thrace, Lysimachia mint, c. 306 - 302 B.C.; obverse head of Apollo right wearing taenia; reverseFILIPPOU, young male rider galloping right, holding palm branch, LU and lion forepart right below; SOLD