Thrace Lysimachus 305-281BC NGC AU

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Kingdom of Thrace
Lysimachus 305-281BC
Silver Tetradrachm NGC AU
General of Alexander the Great

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A nice well centered example, great detail, struck from hand crafted dies prepared by what was surely a talented artist.

When Alexander the Great died, he left an enormous empire behind and a power struggle began. His trusted generals, many of whom were childhood friends began to carve out territories, and set up kingdoms of their own. History would remember them as the "Diadochi" or successors.

Lysimachus was a Macedonian Cavalry General, who served as a personal bodyguard to Alexander the Great during his conquest of Asia. After his death, he would take Thrace as governor (satrap) and later most of Asia Minor as King in 305bc. Lysimachus would die in battle in 281BC and would lose his kingdom.

This beautiful coin in High Relief is now available.