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ID:     18799
Type:     Greek
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Calchedon
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     B.C. c. 240 - 220
Diameter:     29.8 mm
Weight:     16.572 g
Die Axis:     10.5 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Athena enthroned left, rests arm on shield, transverse spear against right side, holds Nike crowning name, monogram inner left, grain-ear in ex
Primary Reference:     cf. SNG BM Black Sea 131
Reference2:     BMC 21 (reverse legend (reverse legend ΚΑΛΧA−ΔΟΝΙΩN)
Reference3:     cf. Seyrig in Essays Robinson pl. 24, 20 (monogram ) & 21
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Notes:     Although both symbols were used at Cius, the style is quite different from Cius. Both symbols were also used at Kalchedon; this monogram was also used on a later Lysimachos type with the reverse legend modified to ΚΑΛΧA−ΔΟΝΙΩN (BMC 21). The style is that of Kalchedon.