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LYSIMACHUS SILVER TETRADRACHM – SCARCE EARLY POSTHUMOUS ISSUE FRO ABYDUS WITH EAGLE SYMBOL – VF NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 11486)

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KINGDOM OF THRACE.  KING LYSIMACHOS ( LYSIMACHUS ), 305-281 BC
Silver Tetradrachm, (16.91 g.), 29 mm.  An early posthumous emission likely from the mint of Abydus ( Abydos ), ca. 260s  BC.
Obv. Head of deified Alexander the Great right, with the horn of Amon.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛΥΣIMAXOΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding a Nike crowning Lysimachos’ name, eagle standing right in left field.
Müller 342.
NGC graded VF, a fairly scarce variety with about 10 pieces in Coin Archives, and a great portrait of Alexander.