LYSIMACHUS SILVER TETRADRACHM – SECOND CENTURY POSTHUMOUS ISSUE OF BYZANTIUM STRUCK ON AN IMMENSE PLANCHET – MINT STATE NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 12215)
KINGDOM OF THRACE. KING LYSIMACHOS ( LYSIMACHUS ), 305-281 BC
Silver Tetradrachm, 16.83 g., 40 mm. This is a posthumous issue of Byzantium, ca. 150 BC.
Obv. Head of deified Alexander the Great right, with the horn of Amon.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛΥΣIMAXOΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding a Nike crowning Lysimachos’ name, KP monogram in left field, BY on throne, 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 131, no. 424.42 (this coin, part of a hoard published in 1975 by C. Boehringer in SNR 54).
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, struck on an immense planchet with pristine relief.