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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
640161
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 161. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.85 gm). Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena standing left, holding Nike and shield, spear(?) behind; M in inner right field. Thompson -; Müller -; Meydancikkale -; SNG Berry -. Fine, light porosity, reverse scratches. Unique; unpublished denomination for Lysimachos. ($1000)

This piece is attributed to an Asia Minor mint based on stylistic similarity to Lysimachos tetradrachms from that region.