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Thracia, Lampsakos, Lysimachos, Thompson 47
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. BASILEWS - LYSIMAXOY
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 a wreath.
in l. Field monogram HP (ligate)
in ex. crescent with cavity l.
ref. Thompson 47; Mller 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!
Pedigree:
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.
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b70  [Jan 08, 2008 at 02:40 AM]
Gorgeous coin.
LordBest  [Jan 09, 2008 at 05:17 AM]
Wonderful.
*Alex  [Jan 10, 2008 at 10:32 AM]
Superb portrait and beautiful reverse.
Noah  [Feb 03, 2008 at 12:59 PM]
Fantastic!
maridvnvm  [Feb 04, 2008 at 11:20 AM]
I can but dream of coins like this .......
wileyc  [Feb 06, 2008 at 01:54 AM]
I am quite new to ancient collecting and wow! this coin really represents the artistry of the Greeks and why their coins are so sought after, very nice coin!!
Achim  [May 15, 2008 at 04:15 PM]
Klasse Mnze.
4to2CentBCphilia  [Jul 20, 2008 at 08:44 PM]
I was wondering who bought AlexB's coin. Congrats Nice tet.
randy h2  [Sep 02, 2009 at 07:37 AM]
beautiful coin
mihali84  [Nov 11, 2009 at 12:52 AM]
i'm probably the only one who hasen't commented on this coin yet, it's because i haven't picked up my jaw off of the floor yet!
Steve E  [Apr 17, 2011 at 07:20 AM]
This coin truly makes Alexander look GREAT! Not to mention the wonderfully detailed, perfect rev. The ultimate definition of Greek numismatic art!!!!!!!!!
Charles S  [Jun 08, 2012 at 05:27 AM]
A dream...
Sam  [Dec 24, 2016 at 02:51 PM]
Simply spectacular !