LYSIMACHUS GOLD STATER – BYZANTIUM EMISSION WITH LION HEAD CONTROL SYMBOL – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE CON (Inv. 17530)
KINGS OF THRACE. LYSIMACHOS ( LYSIMACHUS), 323-281 BC.
Gold stater, 8.50 g, 21 mm, a posthumous emission minted at Byzantium, ca. 260-250 BC.
Obv. Head of deified Alexander the Great right, with the horn of Ammon. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike crowning Lysimachus’ name, lion head in outer left field, plain trident in exergue.
Marinescu, Making and Spending Money along the Bosporus.: the Lysimachi Coinages Minted by Byzantium and Chalcedon and their Socio-Cultural Context (Columbia University Dissertation, 1996), issue 47, no.122 (same dies).
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5.