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11100083

First Lysimachus Stater Issue at Byzantion

CNG 111, Lot: 83. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 270-early 260s BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.58 g, 5h). In the name and types of Lysimachos. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; monogram to inner left, Π on throne, K in exergue. Marinescu, Early, Issue VII, 10 (dies E/i); Thompson 241 (Pella); Müller –; HGC 3, 1373 var. (no control marks). EF, tiny mark on reverse. Very rare first gold of Lysimachos type issued at Byzantion.


Ex Leu 36 (7 May 1985), lot 95; Hess-Leu [7] (16 April 1957), lot 158.