KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 152. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.05 g, 1h). Uncertain mint. Struck early-mid 3rd century BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monogram to inner left and on throne, K in exergue. Unpublished. EF, slight die shift. Fine style.
The diadem on the portrait of this coin is unusual in that it is ornamented with studs. This feature is not typical at any mint, but the general portrait style, and the K in the exergue, suggest it may be an unknown issue of Pella.