Kings Of Thrace

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Lysimachus. Silver Tetradrachm.

Lysimachus, a bodyguard of Alexander the Great, obtained the government of Thrace following Alexander’s death. In 305 BC he founded his capitol city of Lysimacheia where many of his coins were struck. His harsh rule made him unpopular with his subjects. He died fighting at the battle of Korupedion and his kingdom disappeared with him.


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Lysimachus. Silver Tetradrachm.

Lysimachus, a bodyguard of Alexander the Great, obtained the government of Thrace following Alexander’s death. In 305 BC he founded his capitol city of Lysimacheia where many of his coins were struck. His harsh rule made him unpopular with his subjects. He died fighting at the battle of Korupedion and his kingdom disappeared with him.


Additional information

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

305 – 281 BC

Denomination

17.5 grams

Obverse

Diademed head of Alexander the Great, wearing horn of Ammon.

Reverse

Athena enthroned left holding Nike & resting left arm on Shield; transverse spear resting against her right side.


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