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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Thrace| > SH11222
Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Lysimachus, a bodyguard for Alexander the Great, was made a strategos (general) after Alexander's death. He became one of the diadochi (successors) of Alexander who divided the empire and continually allied and warred with each other. In 305, he took the title of basileus (king), ruling Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia. He was killed in battle against Seleucus.
SH11222. Silver tetradrachm, MŁller 321, SGCV II 6814 var, VF, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, weight 16.54g, maximum diameter 30.0mm, die axis 0o, 297 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, rests arm on shield, transverse spear against right side, holds Nike crowning name, monogram left, Φ inner left; SOLD










The Diodochi

Phillip III Arrhidaeus Ptolemy I Soter Seleukos I Nikator Demetrios Poliorketes Lysimachos
Catalog current as of Saturday, December 7, 2019.
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