About This Artwork

Greek, minted in Ephesus, Asia Minor

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great, 306/281 B.C., issued by King Lysimachus of Thrace

Silver
Diam. 3.1 cm; 16.78 g
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ
"[minted by] King Lysimachus"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4924

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, April 20, 1994 - February 22, 2004 and May 16, 2004 - February 6, 2012.

"Power Struggles: Cleopatra's Relatives and Their Rivals," Gallery 155 (Coin Case), November 2001 - 2007.

Houston, TX, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston"The Centaur’s Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art" 22 February – 16 May 2004.

The Art Institute of Chicago, When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great, October 31, 2013 - July 27, 2014; traveled to New York City, N.Y., the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, October 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

Publication History

CLEOPATRA; THE ANCIENT WORLD," Computer program, The Art Institute of Chicago.
Theresa Gross-Diaz in John Griffiths Pedley, Greek Art, (Museum Studies: Ancient Art at The Art Institute of Chicago 20, no. 1, 1994), p. 50 (ill.), no. 33.

Karen B. Alexander. "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago." in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p. 29, fig. 13.

Karen Manchester. Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p. 46.

Roberta Casagrande-Kim, ed. When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra. Exh. cat. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University/Princeton University Press, 2014), p. 24, fig. 1-8, p. 93 (cat. 37).

The Art Institute of Chicago. The Essential Guide. (Art Institute of Chicago, 2013), p. 70.




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