Ancient Greek silver coin

On display


  • Title

    Ancient Greek silver coin

  • Associated people

    Lysimachus (323 BC - 281 BC ) (ruler)
    Alexander III of Macedonia (-336 - -323) (subject)
  • Associated place

    Sardes (mint)
  • Date

    297 BC - 281 BC
  • Material and technique

    silver, struck

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Denomination

    4 Drachms (Tetradrachm)

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 mm (diameter)
    17 g (weight)
    12 o'clock (die-axis)
  • Inscription/mark

    ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ (downwards in two lines)

  • Design

    Head of Alexander the Great, wearing diadem, with horn of Ammon, right (obverse)

    Athena, seated left, holding Nike and spear, resting arm on shield; beneath Nike, race-torch; below, maender pattern (reverse)

  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by E. S. G. Robinson, 1964.

  • Museum location

    Lower ground floor | Gallery 7 | Money
  • Museum department

    Heberden Coin Room

  • Accession no.


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