KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos.
|CNG 85, Lot: 250. Estimate $750.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.15 g, 12h). Herakleia Pontika mint. Struck circa 288/7-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; club in exergue. Thompson 177; Müller 366. Good VF, toned. Exceptionally high relief obverse. Rare mint.
Although the club is not clear and even appears to curve unusually, the engraver of this obverse is surely the same that engraved others of this issue (cf. Künker 115, 122; Triton XIII, 1063; and CNG 81, 232). Also, while the throne on most examples is of the standard, curved style, some are known with this rectangular style (cf. Peus 384, 256).