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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 76

KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.85 g, 3h). Uncertain mint in Thrace (Kabyle?). Struck under Skostokos, circa 285-281 BC.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 76.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Greek, Silver

Estimate: $ 2 000

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KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.85 g, 3h). Uncertain mint in Thrace (Kabyle?). Struck under Skostokos, circa 285-281 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; herm to inner left, ΣKOΣTOKO[Y] in exergue. Fischer-Bossert, Lysimacheier 5 (V1/R5); Youroukova 103 (same obv. die); HGC 3, 1471. Toned, minor die wear and small flan flaw on obverse, area of weak strike on reverse. VF.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 232 (5 October 2015), lot 107.

While previous scholars viewed Skostokos as a dynast who took control of parts of Thrace following Lysimachos’ death, Fischer-Bossert’s die study demonstrates that Skostokos was most likely a local ruler in the vicinity of Kybele, under Lysimachos, who was permitted to strike these coins near the end of Lysimachos’ reign.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 19 May 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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