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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Lysimacheia| > GB54953
Lysimacheia, Thracian Chersonese, c. 225 - 198 B.C.
Lysimachia was built by Lysimachus in 309 B.C. On the isthmus, it commanded the road from Sestos and mainland Thrace. To obtain inhabitants for his new city, Lysimachus destroyed neighboring Cardia and settled the inhabitants of it and other Chersonese cities here. Lysimachus made Lysimachia the capital of his kingdom and it must have rapidly risen to great splendor and prosperity.
GB54953. Bronze AE 22, SNG Cop 906; HGC 3.2 1498 (R1); BMC Thrace p. 238, 6a var. (control); Lindgren II 870 var. (same); SNG UK -; SNG Aarhus -; SNG Bar -, VF, Lysimacheia (Eksemil, Turkey) mint, weight 9.000g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 270o, c. 225 - 198 B.C.; obverse veiled head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain; reverse ΛYΣIMA/XEΩN in two lines, kerykeion (control) right below, all within wreath of barley; obscure countermark; very rare; SOLD

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