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Greek Kingdom of Thrace, Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus (305-281 BC) - obv. Alexander the Great/rv. Athena NGC Ch. VF

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Why add the Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus to your ancient coin collection?

Following the death of Alexander III of Macedonia, famously known as Alexander the Great, in 323 BC, the childless ruler left a vast empire without a rightful successor. To solve the problem of succession, the lands were divided among five popular generals of Alexander's army. As one of the five, Lysimachus received the Kingdom of Thrace in northern Greece for his kingdom. Needing precious metals to finance his realm, Lysimachus defeated his rival and acquired western Asia Minor at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC. This territory included the mining city and mint of Lampsakos.

Coinage of Lysimachus honor Alexander the Great.

The obverse features the image of Alexander the Great, crowned and with horn of Ammon, which symbolizes Alexander's mythical heritage as son of the Greek God Zeus Ammon. Lysimachus used this image to popularize his divine connection to the gods. The reverse portrays a seated Athena, the goddess of war, a spear and shield beside her, holding Nike in her outstretched arm. The inscription, translated from Greek, reads "OF KING LYSIMACHUS."

Graded Choice very Fine by NGC.

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified this Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus, in the Kingdom of Thrace, to be Choice Very Fine. You can expect a good strike with detail to be complete, with high points worn flat.

Struck from the remnant of Alexander's Empire, this Silver Tetradrachm is an amazing piece of history. Purchase yours from MCM today!


Year of Issue:305-281 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF
Composition:Silver
Denomination:4