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Offline Quant.Geek

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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Müller 76)

Obv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead

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Re: Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 09:42:15 AM »
What an exceptionally lion portrait, you can almost hear it roar! Still, this a small coin, isn't it?
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Re: Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 01:06:37 PM »
Thanks Paul.  The portrait of the lion was what threw me over when purchasing this coin.  The coin isn't as small as you would think.  The weight is 4.74g and the diameter about 18mm.
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Re: Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 07:54:25 PM »
I agree with both of you! An exceptional (but idealised) portrait and a lion that functions as a powerful symbol for a  successful companion of Alexander the great.

Peter
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Re: Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 05:40:59 PM »
Very nice!  8)
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