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Macedon, Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus (305-281 BC) - NGC AU (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5 - Fine Style) ARTISTIC PORTRAIT

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Macedon, Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus (305-281 BC) - NGC AU (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5 - Fine Style) ARTISTIC PORTRAIT

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Why purchase this ancient Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus?

Following the death of Alexander III (the Great), the Kingdom of Macedon was divided amongst his most trusted officers, Lysimachus receiving the Kingdom of Thrace, ruling from 305-281 BC. This Silver Tetradrachm, weighing 17.08 grams, was struck for Lysimachus, but bears the image of Alexander. Lysimachus continued to strike the former leader's image on coinage as reinforcement of his right to rule.

Symbolic Greek Imagery

The obverse features an ornately detailed portrait of Alexander, his head diademed and adorned with the ram-horn of Ammon, which is meant to identify him as the son of the god Zeus Ammon.

Athena, the Goddess of War, is portrayed seated facing left on the reverse, holding winged Nike, the Greek goddess of Victory, in her right hand, her left arm supported on shield. Nike is portrayed reaching out to place a laureled wreath onto Lysimachus' name.

About Uncirculated Ancient Silver Tetradrachm

NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin grading specialists, graded this Silver Tetradrachm AU, About Uncirculated (Sheldon Scale grade of 50-53), with the additional grading of 4/5 for the strength of strike and 3/5 for surface quality. Overall the coin will demonstrate full detail accompanied by excellent eye appeal, with the highest surfaces of the coin showing light wear. Further review of the coin by NGC also earned this coin the special designation Fine Style, which is awarded for the outstanding visual allure of the design.

This impressively graded ancient coin struck in the Greek Kingdom of Thrace belongs in your collection!


Year of Issue:305-281 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU