LYSIMACHUS ( LYSIMACHOS ) GOLD AV STATER – POSTHUMOUS CIVIC EMISSION FROM BYZANTIUM – AU NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 8804)

$3,950.00

KINGS OF THRACE.  LYSIMACHOS ( LYSIMACHUS), 323-281 BC.
Gold stater, 8.40 g., 21 mm., a posthumous emission minted at Byzantium, ca.  120-100 BC.
Obv. Diademed head of the deified Alexander with the horn of Ammon.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike who crowns royal name,  BY on throne,ΦK monogram in left field, trident in exergue.
Cf. Callatay pl. 38, I for a coin belonging to the same emission.  Callatay does not catalogue these as he regards them as pre-Mithradatic (p. 149) which they are unlikely to be; Seyrig, Monnaies pl. 24, 14.
NGC encapsulated with a grade of AU, strike 5/5, surface 3/5.

 

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