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

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Why add this Early Posthumous Issue Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus to your collection?

Lysimachus, a bodyguard and general, became successor to one of the regions of Alexanders Empire after his death in Babylon. His region was one of the smallest, and included Thrace and western areas around the Black Sea. However, the territories were not equitable, and the diadochus (the successors of Alexander the Great) spent most of their future efforts reorganizing alliances and attacking one another to expand their lands. Lysimachus quickly consolidated his alliances with several of the diadochus and took over the Asia Minor region held by the unpopular Antigonos.

Lysimachus continued to Mint coins with the image of Alexander.

Lysimachus continued the tradition of minting coins with Alexander's image with the idea this would strengthen his claim to Alexander's territories he now controlled. The reverse features Athena, the Goddess of War, seated facing left, right arm resting on shield. Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory stands in Athena's outstretched hand and is seen placing the ruling crown onto Lysimachus' name. The obverse features Alexander, with crown and ram-horns of Jupiter Ammon, a form of Zeus.

What does a grade of Choice Very Fine mean?

This coin was graded Choice Very Fine by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with a comparable Sheldon coin grading scale of 30-35. This specimen will exhibit a good strike with detail to be complete, with high points worn flat.

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