LYSIMACHUS GOLD STATER – UNIQUE POSTHUMOUS ISSUE OF BYZANTIUM USING A RECUT DIE – CHOICE AU FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 14950)
KINGDOM OF THRACE. KING LYSIMACHOS ( LYSIMACHUS ) (305-281 BC)
Gold Stater, 8.52 g, 19 mm. This is a posthumous issue of Byzantium, ca. 210-195 BC.
Obv. Head of deified Alexander the Great right, with the horn of Ammon.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding a Nike crowning Lysimachos’ name, traces of a theta in left field, BY on throne.
Unlisted in 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), but struck using obverse 82 as issue 90, no. 214 with control symbol Θ. The reverse die of the present coin was likely also used for issue 90, but in its present state the Θ was intentionally removed creating a new “unmarked” emission following issue 90.
NGC grades CH AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, “FINE STYLE”.