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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachus, 305 - 281 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. Lysimachus' earliest coinage was struck in the names of Alexander and Philip.
GB89363. Bronze 1/2 unit, SNG ANS 1002, Thompson Lysimachus -, SNG Cop -, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -, VF, dark patina, porous, Thrace, Lysimachia (Eksemil, Turkey) mint, weight 2.869g, maximum diameter 15.3mm, die axis 270o
, c. 306 - 301 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head; reverse ΦIΛIΠΠOY curving above, youth on horseback right, ΛY lower left, facing lion head below horse's forelegs; very rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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