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Lysimachia, Thracian Chersonesos, c. 309 - 220 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; BMC Thrace
p. 238, 6a var. (control: torch); Lindgren II
870 var. (barley kernel); SNG UK
-; SNG Aarhus
-; SNG Bar
-; et al.
-, VF, Lysimachia
(Eksemil, Turkey) mint, weight
9.000g, maximum diameter
21.5mm, die axis
, c. 280 B.C.; obverse
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
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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