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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C.
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She was believed to lead soldiers into battle as the war goddess Athena Promachos. The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis was dedicated to her, along with numerous other temples and monuments across Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. Her usual attribute is the owl and Nike is her frequent companion.
GB87740. Bronze AE 20, SNG Cop
1164, Lindgren I
13, HGC 3.2
1755 (S), VF, nice glossy green patina
, bumps and scratches, small edge split, uncertain W. Anatolian mint, weight
4.968g, maximum diameter
20.1mm, die axis
, 301 - 281 B.C.; obverse
right, wearing Phrygian helmet; reverse
BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, trophy
of captured arms, arranged to resemble Athena
Parthenos standing left, with helmet, shield
, and spear; scarce
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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