Gold stater of Lysimachos of Thrace

Obverse: head of Alexander the Great with ram’s horns and a diadem, to right.
Reverse: Athena seated on a throne, to left, holding in her extended right hand a little winged Nike. Her left rests on her shield, which bears a lion head, the emblem of Lysimachos. She wears a Corinthian helmet and her spear stands at her right side. In the field left and right of the figure is the inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ (of King Lysimachos). Beneath the Nike is a monogram, and in the exergue the letter K. The Nike holds a stephane (wreath) with which she crowns the first letter of the name. Pella mint.

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