Lot 1365W: 323-281 BC Thrace Lysimachus Gold AV Stater
November 27, 2016
Fort Myers, FL, USA
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Description: 323-281 BC Kingdom of Thrace Lysimachus (Lysimachos) Gold (7.6g) AV Stater. Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Right, Wearing Horn of Ammon. Reverse: Athena Enthroned left, Holding Nike Who Crowns Royal Name, Decorated Shield Propped Against Throne, BY on Throne, N Monogram in Left Field, Ornate Trident in Exergue. Lysimachus was a Macedonian officer and diadochus (successor) of Alexander the Great, who eventually became king of Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedon. He had been one of Alexanders trusted bodyguards during his Persian campaigns.