Unknown323 - 281 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Silver tetradrachm dating to the reign of Lysimachus (323-281 B.C.), King of Thrace. Obverse: Head of Alexander III (the Great) with dotted border. Reverse: To the left, Athena seated on a throne, her left elbow propped on a shield behind the throne and holding Nike in her outstretched right hand. Inscribed: BASILEOS LYSIMACHOU.

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  • Title: Tetradrachm
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 323 - 281 B.C.
  • Location Created: Amphipolis, Thrace, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 0.0169 kg (0.0373 lb.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Silver
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Coin
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 78.NB.329.2
  • Inscription: Inscription: Reverse: BASILEOS LYSIMACHOU inscribed in Greek.
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 212, Coins, Gems and Jewelry
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Thracian)
  • Classification: Coins