Kings of Thrace. Agathokles, son of Lysimachos, 290s-283/2 BC. AE 19. Very rare portrait.
Kings of Thrace. Agathokles, son of Lysimachos, circa 290s-283/2 BC. AE 19 mm. 4.3 gm. Adramytion. Obv: Diademed head of Agathokles to right. Rev: ΑΓ within wreath. Tekin Series 2. Very rare, Tekin noted only eight examples. Agathokles, the oldest son of Lysimachos, was his father’s right-hand man in the late 290s and 280s BC. Lysimachos’ second wife Arsinoe intrigued against him and he was executed in 283/2 BC on charges of conspiracy against his father. Agathokles’ wife Lysandra, a daughter of Ptolemy I, escaped the trial and fled to Seleukos, who marched against Lysimachos and killed him in the Battle of Korupedion in 281 BC – the decisive battle between the last surviving generals of Alexander.
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