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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 37. Estimate CHF14000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.53 g 12), Alexandria Troas, struck 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; inner left, monogram of ΠΥ; outer left, cornucopiae. Müller 99. Thompson 144. Well struck in high relief with a fine head of Alexander. Good extremely fine.

This is an exceptionally fine lifetime issue of Lysimachos, with a bold and strong portrait of Alexander.