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

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

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Why purchase this Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus?

Lysimachus produced coins depicting the image of Alexander the Great long after the division of the Macedonian Empire as a means to justify his right to rule. This Silver Tetradrachm, struck 305-281 BC, features an additional element to strengthen his claim, the image of a lion. The lion further enforces the connection between Alexander and Lysimachus, referencing Alexander's use of the skin of the Nemean lion as a symbol of power and Lysimachus' famed act of heroism by killing a lion with his bare hands.

Powerful Greek Symbolism

The image of Alexander is depicted on the obverse, embellished with a crown and the ram-horn of Ammon, meant to symbolize his divine association with Zeus.

The reverse depicts winged Nike, symbolic of Victory, placing a laureled wreath onto the inscribed name "LYSIMACHUS." Athena, the Goddess of War, balances Nike on her right hand, with her left arm leaning on shield adorned with the head of a lion.

Extremely Fine Ancient Tetradrachm

This silver coin is graded XF, Extremely Fine, with the additional assessment of 4/5 for both quality of strike and surface conditions by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's specialized ancient coin grading division. Comparable to a Sheldon Scale grade of 40, the ancient Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus will exhibit sharply detailed lettering and major design features, with light, even wear across all elements.

Add this spectacular example of a Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus featuring a divine portrait of Alexander the Great to your ancient coin collection today!


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