KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos.
|Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 227. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.15 g, 12h). Klazomenai mint(?). Struck circa 294-290 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monograms above arm and on throne; in exergue, ram’s head left. Thompson -; Müller 129 var. (monogram); Meydancikkale 2719 var. (same); CNG 60, lot 467. VF.
After successfully resisting the attacks of Lysimachos in 302 BC, Klazomenai remained under the control of Demetrios I Poliorketes following his defeat at Ipsos. In 294, however, it finally fell to the Thracian king, and struck a few small issues of Lysimachos type coinage.