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Why add Silver Tetradrachm from the Kingdom of Thrace to your collection of ancient coins?
Lysimachus was crowned ruler of the Kingdom of Thrace in 323 BC after the death of Alexander III, known to the world as Alexander the Great. Inheriting one of the smaller regions of Alexanders Empire, Lysimachus maintained control of Thrace until he defeated the King of Asia, Antigonus Monophthalmus at Ipsus, in 301 BC. With an expanded region that now included lands with precious metals and a regional Mint, it was at this time that Lysimachus began to mint coinage for Thrace.
Divine imagery adorns this ancient coin.
The reverse features Athena seated upon a throne left facing, together with her tools of war, a spear, shield, and Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory; flanked by the inscription: "OF KING LYSIMACHUS." The obverse depicts a portrait Alexander the Great accompanied by the horn of Ammon. The horn implies Alexander's relationship to the god Zeus Ammon, and by political association, a connection of Lysimachus to both Alexander and the divine Zeus.
Extremely Fine ancient coin.
This specimen Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus demonstrates a good strike with complete detail, high points worn from circulating, These are characteristics of a coin graded 40 on the Sheldon Scale. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this specimen Extremely Fine.
A coin dating from the time of Alexander the Great's death is an exciting addition to your ancients' collection. Don't wait, order from MCM today!
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|Year of Issue:||305-281 BC|
Alexander the Great is well-known in history for the massive empire he formed in just one decade, without suffering a single defeat! Additionally, he had great success conquering the field of numismatics with his large history of coinage. Struck in huge quantities using fine silver and gold, an impressive amount of these now-ancient artifacts have survived in good condition over the course of 2,300 years! Collectors world-wide will be excited to know that several of these intricate coins are now available from MCM to be added to your growing collection.
Ask any group of coin enthusiasts what their favorite ancient coin to collect is, most will eagerly tell you that it is the Silver Owl Tetradrachm of Athens. This coin was well-known during Ancient times and still stands as a relic of Ancient Greece. For the collector who would like to add one to their own collection, ModernCoinMart offers many fine examples just for you!