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90090066
Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 66. Estimate CHF3500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 16.971 g 5), Pergamum, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear; below neck, Κ. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, Ν; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, crescent to left. Arnold-Biucchi 63 -65. Thompson 225. Rare. A lovely example of fine style struck on a broad flan. Toned and most attractive. About extremely fine.


From the Höher collection.

This obverse is one of the finest of all those produced by Lysimachos; it has an elegance and strength that is quite exceptional.