LYSIMACHUS SILVER TETRADRACHM – EXCEPTIONAL LIFETIME ISSUE FROM ALEXANDRIA TROAS – AU 5-4 FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 16662)
KINGDOM OF THRACE. LYSIMACHUS, 305-281 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 17.01 g, 30 mm. Lifetime issue of Alexandria Troas, ca. 297/6-282/1 BC.
Obv. Head of deified Alexander the Great right, with the horn of Ammon. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding a Nike crowning Lysimachus’ name, AP control above bee in left field, MIE control in exergue.
Thompson, 160 var; ANS 1944.100.81203 and 1944.100.45500 (same obverse die), all varieties with ME lacking the additional I in center.
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, with a particularly expressive portrait of Alexander, executed in the finest Hellenistic style.