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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC Thrace
AR - Tetradrachm 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, seated facing left on throne, left arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her right shoulder, holding in outstretched right hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with wreath. In left field monogram HP (ligate); in exergue, crescent with cavity left.
28.8mm, 16.85g
Ref. Thompson 47; Mller 401; SNG Paris 2542
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Rating (78 votes): (Details)
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Date added:Jan 19, 2006
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Tiathena  [Jan 19, 2006 at 02:29 PM]
Simply and utterly Magnificent! Masterful in the fullest sense of the word... Congrats Alex! What a treasure!
Vespasian70  [Jan 20, 2006 at 12:16 PM]
Wow! That truly is a masterpiece. Very nice indeed.
Potator II  [Jan 20, 2006 at 03:32 PM]
I'm speechless
b70  [Feb 09, 2006 at 08:18 PM]
Beautiful coin.
Jochen  [Feb 09, 2008 at 09:36 PM]
Five stars are not enough!
kypros84  [Aug 05, 2009 at 07:37 PM]
amazing coin!
randy h2  [Nov 07, 2009 at 01:45 AM]
wow
Titus Pullo  [Nov 07, 2009 at 02:19 AM]
Best coin ever!
Lloyd T  [Jan 10, 2011 at 02:45 AM]
A stunningly detailed, hansome coin.
Joe Sermarini  [May 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM]
This coin has a challenger. Please rate it!
Bruno V.  [Jun 07, 2011 at 07:46 PM]
5/5
Noah  [Jun 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM]
remarkable
Steve E  [Apr 08, 2012 at 05:10 AM]
The definition of artistry!
samscorea edata  [May 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM]
....great...
Charles S  [May 27, 2012 at 03:01 PM]
Stunningly beautiful and unbelievable detail especially the reverse.
Mark Z  [Jun 08, 2012 at 10:57 PM]
What a coin! I'm not sure where to look first as there is so much to admire! 5 Stars!
cicerokid  [Jul 04, 2013 at 02:00 PM]
Great Coin Great artistry.
HELEN S  [Jul 05, 2013 at 06:09 AM]
oh BEAUTY what a coin a center piece in any collection WOW
quadrans  [Jul 16, 2013 at 03:03 PM]
Hoooops I do not tell any words it is not necessary ....
Charles S  [Apr 04, 2015 at 03:57 PM]
Superb !
NORMAN K  [Apr 11, 2015 at 11:04 PM]
Wonderful coin, I am enveious
Lee S  [Jun 15, 2015 at 06:25 PM]
Absolutely stunning!!!
Jochen  [Jan 31, 2016 at 06:23 PM]
Since 2008 this coin is in my collection!