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    THRACIAN KINGDOM. Lysimachus (305-281 BC). AV stater (18mm, 8.53 gm, 3h). NGC MS ★ 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Lifetime issue of Pella, ca. 286/5-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander III the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ | ΛΥΣΙΜΑXOΥ, Athena seated left, holding Nike crowning royal name in right hand, resting left arm on grounded shield decorated with star pattern, transverse spear in background; Π monogram on throne, HYΩ monogram in inner left, K below. Thompson, 'The Mints of Lysimachus', in Essays to Robinson, 241. Müller -, cf. 503/4 (exergual mark of 503, monogram of 504). Stunning, high-relief obverse with subdued luster and toning in the valleys to accentuate the depth of the fields. Spectacular reverse in carefully engraved fine style.

    From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Sotheby's (March 1996), lot 69; Ciani Collection (1947).


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