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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 42. Estimate CHF3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachn (Silver, 16.97 g 12), Pergamon, struck 287/6/282/1 BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear; below neck, Κ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king’s name, in her right; behind, transverse spear with point below left; outer left, herm; inner left, cult image; in exergue, monogram of ΩΞ. Arnold-Biucchi, Pergamene, 40 var. Thompson 220 var. An unpublished variant with herm and cult image (the cult image is normally paired with a crescent). Lightly toned and of excellent style, about extremely fine.

From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group 75, 23 May 2007, 113 and Triton VII, 13 January 2004, 174.