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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 176

KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.96 g, 4h). Ainos mint. Struck circa 280 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 176.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 22 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.96 g, 4h). Ainos mint. Struck circa 280 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; filleted thyrsos to outer left, monogram to inner left and in exergue. Fischer-Bossert, Lysimacheier C2b (V c1/R c2 – this coin); Thompson –; Müller –; HGC 3, 1750r. Beautiful old cabinet tone. Superb EF. Extremely rare, one of only two noted by Fischer-Bossert (the other is in Berlin), one in CoinArchives (Gemini 14, lot 148).

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Edward Gans Collection (Triton VI, 14 January 2003), lot 234; Naville V (18 June 1923), lot 1707; Bunbury Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 15 June 1896), lot 630.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.