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    Fine Style 'Star' Lysimachus Tetradrachm

    THRACIAN KINGDOM. Lysimachus (305-281 BC). AR tetradrachm (29mm, 17.22 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5, Fine Style. Pergamum, ca. 287/6-282 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander III the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon; K below / BAΣIΛEΩΣ | ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena seated left, holding Nike crowning royal name in right hand, resting left arm on grounded shield with lion-head boss, transverse spear in background; herm left in outer left field, archaic xoanon (cult image) in inner left field, ΕΠ monogram in exergue. Thompson, Essays Robinson, 220 var. (monogram). Magnificent high-relief obverse with both sides meticulously engraved in fine style. The K-signed dies of Pergamum are often considered the finest style tetradrachm issue of Lysimachus.

    According to H.A. Cahn ("Frühhellenistiche Münzkunst, Kleine Schriften zur Münzkunde und Archäologie", Basel 1975, p. 121-126), this engraver may have been the same who designed, for the same mint, the dies of the famous portrait of Seleucus I on the silver tetradrachms of Philetaerus.


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