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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Thrace| > SH08317
Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great
|Kingdom| |of| |Thrace|, |Kingdom| |of| |Thrace,| |Lysimachos,| |305| |-| |281| |B.C.,| |Portrait| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great|, In the years following his death Alexander the Great came to be the subject of cult worship throughout the Mediterranean basin. His corpse was appropriated by Ptolemy I who transported it to Egypt, initially interring it at Memphis, then to a mausoleum and center of worship in Alexandria. It survived until the 4th century A.D. when Theodosius banned paganism, only to disappear without trace.
SH08317. Silver tetradrachm, Armenak 955 (same obv. die), Thompson -, Mller -, Mektepini -, Meydancikkale -, VF, sculptural high relief, uncertain mint, weight 17.3g, maximum diameter 30.2mm, die axis 0o, 323 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse Athena Nikephoros enthroned left, Nike crowning name in extended right hand, left arm rests on grounded round shield decorated with Gorgoneion, transverse spear against right side, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ΛYΣIMAXOY (Lysimachos) downward on left, AP monogram (control) on the side of the throne; SOLD











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