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Nomos 19 17 November 2019, 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
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Lot 64
Estimate: 7000 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.99 g, 12 h), Pergamum, 287/6-282. Diademed head of Alexander III to right, ram’s horn over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, resting her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand; in outer left field, crescent to left; in inner left, cult image; in the exergue, monogram of ΠΑ. Arnold-Biucchi 23 (O6/R23). Thompson -. A superb coin of splendid style, struck in high relief and elegantly toned. Good extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection.

There are so many tetradrachms of Lysimachos! With their horned portraits of Alexander they were both very popular and exceptionally important commercially. Stylistically they range from the heights of Hellenistic portraiture to curious caricatures, that have actually been turned into disguised portraits of Mithridates VI! What we have here is, without question, one of the best of all the Alexander heads to appear on the coin of Lysimachos. The emotional intensity – pathos – that radiates from this head is a triumph of engraving skill.
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Current Status
Online bidding closes: 17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 19 Nov 2019 18:42:00 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF

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Lot 64
Estimate: 7000 CHF
Hammer Price: 16000 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 16.99 g, 12 h), Pergamum, 287/6-28 ...
Lot 65
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Stater (Gold, 21 mm, 8.44 g, 12 h), struck posthoumously, Kall ...
Lot 66
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Derrones. Circa 480-465 BC. Dodekadrachm (Silver, 36 mm, 39.22 g). Male drive ...