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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great

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An example from the same obverse die, described as a "wonderful expressive portrait," sold for $3500 plus fees in Triton XV.
SL87406. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson 89, Müller 405 (Pergamon), SNG Cop -, NGC AU, strike 5/5, surface 2/5 (2805964-001), weight 15.941 g, maximum diameter 31.9 mm, die axis 0o, Lydia, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, 297 - c. 287 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros enthroned left, Nike crowning name in right, left arm rests on shield, transverse spear against right side, ΠPE monogram outer left, K in circle on line inner left, monogram in exergue; ex Forum (2013); SOLD


Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great

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Sestos was an ancient town of the Thracian Chersonesos, the modern Gallipoli peninsula in European Turkey. Situated on the Hellespont opposite Abydos, it was an Aeolian colony, founded by settlers from Lesbos, and the home of Hero in the legend of Hero and Leander.
SH82662. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson 29, Müller 331, Meydancikkale 1599 - 1600, SNG Cop -, SNG Tübingen -, VF, attractive style, high-relief, light toning, well struck, centered on tight flan, light marks, weight 16.958 g, maximum diameter 27.9 mm, die axis 0o, Sestos mint, 297/6 - 282/1 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse Athena enthroned left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, Nike crowning name in right hand, rests left arm on shield, transverse spear against right side, flower under arm, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ΛYΣIMAXOY downward on left; ex H. D. Rauch GmbH, auction 105, lot 45; scarce; SOLD


Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312 - 281 B.C., Babylonia, In the Name of Alexander the Great

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Price dates this type 311 - 305 B.C. Houghton dates it 311 - 300 B.C. Houghton notes that Kritt down-dated the chronology due to the complexity of the emissions and that two hoards independently support the revised dating.
GS82739. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton-Lorber I 82(4)a, Price 3751, Müller Alexander 735, SNG München 794, Armenak 138, HGC 9 10f, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Cop -, VF, bold strike with high relief dies, centered on a tight flan, toned with darker spots, bumps and marks, reverse double struck, weight 17.047 g, maximum diameter 26.3 mm, die axis 0o, Mesopotamia, Babylon (Hillah, Iraq) mint, 311 - 300 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) in exergue, MI in left field, MHYP monogram within wreath under throne; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.

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Probably struck under Laomedon, governor of Syria. Laomedon was banished by Philip II for joining the intrigues of prince Alexander. After Philip's death, Laomedon was held by Alexander in the highest honor and made a general. In Asia, because he could speak Persian, Laomedon was put in charge of the Persian captives. After Alexander's death in 323 B.C., Laomedon was made governor of Syria. He retained this position after the second partition at Triparadisus in 321 B.C. Not long after, Ptolemy offered Laomedon a large sum of money in exchange control of Phoenicia and Coele-Syria. When Laomedon refused, Ptolemy sent Nicanor with an army to invade Syria. Laomedon was captured and sent to Egypt. However, he escaped and joined Alcetas in Pisidia. Laomedon probably took part in the war between Alcetas, Attalus, and the other surviving partisans of Perdiccas against Antigonus, and shared in their defeat by Antigonus in 320 B.C. His fate is not recorded.
GS87603. Silver tetradrachm, Price 3327, Demanhur 3460, SNG Alpha Bank 674 var. (3 pellets), SNG Saroglos 576 ff. var. (no pellets), Müller Alexander -, SNG Cop -, SNG München -, VF, high relief obverse, well centered, bumps and marks, banker's mark, weight 16.757 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 0o, Phoenicia, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, c. 323 - 317 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Zeus enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Z left (appearing as H on its side), two pellets over throne strut, AP monogram under strut, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue; rare; SOLD








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