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THRACE, Odessos; struck 125-70 BCE

AR tetradrachm, 33 mm, 16.7 gm

In the name and style of Alexander III 'the Great' 
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;  Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; ΔH left, monogram under throne.
Ref:  Price 1180 (1179?)

Pecunem Auction 6, Aug 2013, lot 100.

Odessus surrendered to Alexander the Great in 335 B.C. Rule passed to his diadochus Lysimachus, but in coalition with other Pontic cities and the Getae, Odessus rebelled in 313 B.C.


After Lysimachus' death in 281, the city reverted to striking in the types and name of Alexander the Great and continued to strike Alexandrine tetradrachms until at least 70 B.C.


-from Forvm Ancient Coins


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