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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 45. Estimate CHF3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF3600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.00 g 10), Ainos, struck circa 281-260s BC. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear. 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, filleted thyrsos; inner left, cult statue on throne. Meydancikkale 2690 var. Müller 122. With an extremely bold and strong portrait of Lysimachos, based on the style used on those minted in Pergamon. Good extremely fine.

From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection, ex Triton X, 9 January 2007, 121.