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ID:     838582
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     THRACIAN KINGS AND DYNASTS
Issuer:     Lysimachos
Date Ruled:     305-281 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 281-250
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     17.01 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monogram to inner left
Mint:     Ainos
Primary Reference:     cf. Hirsch 931 (same obv. die, different control marks), otherwise unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=137202
Grade:     Superb EF
Notes:     Although this particular issue is unpublished, and the Hirsch specimen is not attributed to a mint, see Meydancikkale 2691 for an issue of Ainos with a strikingly similar obverse style.