The Lysimachi Coinage of Perinthus
Keywords:Lysimachi, Perinthus, Byzantium, Hellenistic coinages
The article presents a die study of the gold and silver coinage minted by the city of Perinthus using the types of king Lysimachus of Thrace, struck from about 270 to 160 BC. What will become readily apparent is that this coinage closely follows the minting pattern of its more prominent neighbour, the city of Byzantium, their dies sharing a common style and being unquestionably produced by the same workshop. The output at Perinthus was considerably smaller than that of its prominent neighbour, suggesting a modest need for such coins.