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Skostokos, Kings of Thrace Rare AR Tetradrachm 277-260 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSGT0007

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Rare Silver Greek Tetradrachm (27.9mm, 15.98g.) Kings of Thrace, Dynast Skostokos, In the name of Lysimachos, Ainos mint, struck 277-260 B.C. References: Fischer-Bossert, Lysimacheier 4a (V1/R4 – this coin); Dimitrov, Coinage, group B, obv. die 9; Peter p. 218; Draganov p. 25, 3; Youroukova 103; SNG Copenhagen 1171; SNG Ashmolean 3779.

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While previous scholars viewed Skostokos as a dynast who took control of parts of Thrace following Lysimachos’ death, Fischer-Bossert’s die study demonstrates that Skostokos was most likely a local dynast of the environs around Ainos, who ruled under Lysimachos, and was permitted to strike Lysimachi beginning late in the king’s reign. Current scholarship suggests he ruled from circa 285/4-273/2 BC (see, e.g., E. Paunov, “Introduction to the Numismatics of Thrace” in J. Valeva, et al., A Companion to Ancient Thrace, p. 280, fig. 18.4). Skostokos apparently continued to strike Lysimachi in the chaotic period following the latter’s death, before Seleukid authority could be established in Thrace.

DESIGN:
Obverse side
Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Legend:
Anepigraphic

Reverse side
Athena enthroned left, holding Nike on extended right hand and resting elbow on shield propped against throne, transverse spear in background, cult figure in inner left field
Legend:
BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY ΣKOΣTOKOY

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 15,98 g
Dimensions 27,9 mm

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