One of the remarkable successors of Alexander, Lysimachus was of Thessalian birth and functioned as a bodyguard for the great Macedonian King. In the great confusion after the death of Alexander the Great he obtained the government of Thrace, and in 309 B.C. founded his capital city of Lysimacheia where many of his coins were struck. In 305 B.C. Lysimachus took the title of King, and four years later expanded his rule over most of Asia Minor following the defeat of Antigonos “The One-eyed” at Ipos. The final years of Lysimachus were marked by domestic tragedy and his heavy handed rule made him unpopular with his subjects. In 281 B.C. Lysimachus, at the age of 80, was attacked by Seleukos of Syria who was only two years his junior. Lysimachus died fighting at the battle of Korupedion. Generations later a number of mints in the area of the Black Sea restruck some of Lysimachus coin types for their own use. Of which this coin is likely one.