LYSIMACHUS SILVER TETRADRACHM – SCARCE LIFETIME ISSUE FROM AMPHIPOLIS – AU NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 12979)
KINGDOM OF THRACE. KING LYSIMACHUS ( LYSIMACHOS ), 305-281 BC
Silver Tetradrachm, 17.04 g., 26 mm, a lifetime emission of Amphipolis, ca. 288-281 BC.
Obv. Head of deified Alexander the Great right, with the horns of Amon.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding a Nike crowning Lysimachus’ name, lion head device on shield, ΔI monogram in left field, OK monogram in outer right.
Thompson 212; Thompson, Armenak Hoard -; Müller 346.
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, scarce emission, Alexander’s portrait executed in a particularly “Baroque” style, with iridescent highlights.