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Kingdom of Thrace Coins

Thrace was a region bordered by the Balkan Mountains on the north, Aegean Sea on the south, and by the Black Sea to the east. The ancient Greeks employed the term "Thrace" to refer to all of the territory which lay north of Thessaly inhabited by the Thracians.

Lysimachus (360 BC – 281 BC) was a Macedonian officer assigned as one of Alexander The Great's bodyguards. After Alexander's death he was assigned to rule Thrace as provincial governor and stayed there for many years until the Battle of Ipsus in 301 BC. King Lysimachus also helped drive out Demetrius, King of Bactria, from Macedonia in 285 BC. Coins from this timeframe are of the highest artistic quality and very desirable in today's marketplace.

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  • Apollonia Pontica Silver Drachm Mint State NGC

    Issued from the late 5th - 4th Century B.C. Our 2,400 year old Apollonian Silver Drachms offer a great combination of historical significance, beauty and rarity; all for a surprisingly low price. Struck in the Greek city of Apollonia Pontika on the western Black Sea coast, the obverse features a mythical creature called a Gorgon, which was thought to ward off evil. The reverse depicts an anchor and a crawfish, reflecting the cities dependence on maritime commerce. The anchor depicted on the reverse is actually one of the first anchors of modern design rendered in Greek art. Great piece of ancient history for the price and each coin has been certified by NGC Ancients. Learn More
    $469.00

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