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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
610548
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 548. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $410. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Kings of. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.09 gm). Uncertain mint. After 280 BC. Head of the deified Alexander right / Athena Nikephoros seated left; monogram before, bow in exergue. Unpublished? Lightly toned, good VF. Unusual style. ($500)

It is not unknown to find imitations of Alexandrine tetradrachms with barbarized legends. however, the legend on this piece is clear and well formed, apparently naming a previously unknown Thracian ruler.