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CNG 85, Lot: 263. Estimate $500.
Sold for $480. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.83 g, 8h). Uncertain mint. Struck early-mid 3rd century BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; ΔI above arm, monogram to inner left, monogram to inner right, Π on throne. CNG 73, 114 (same dies); CNG E-209, 40 (same dies); cf. CNG 61, 544 (same obv. die); otherwise unpublished. VF, toned.

The style of the obverse is very similar to some dies used at Sardes (cf. Meydancikkale 2628-9) and Parion (cf. Meydancikkale 2682).