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bgr_662756 - DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THASOS AND MORONEIA Tétradrachme, imitation de Thasos

DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THASOS AND MORONEIA Tétradrachme, imitation de Thasos VF
185.00 €(Approx. 201.65$ | 153.55£)
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Type : Tétradrachme, imitation de Thasos
Date: c. Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large et bien centré. Joli revers. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Dionysos à droite, portant une couronne de feuilles de vigne et de lierre, les cheveux longs.

Reverse


Reverse description : Hercule nu, la léonté flottant sur l'épaule, debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite la massue ; monogramme dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : HRAKLEOUS // SWTHROUS // QASIWN/ (MH).

Historical background


CELTIC DANUBE - IMITATION AND THASOS Maronea

(Second - first century BC)

After 357 BC, Thasos fell under Macedonian domination. She regained some of its independence after the death of Lysimachus in 281 BC After the defeat of Cynoscephalae in 197 BC, Thasos again became independent. From 148 or 146 BC, the Roman Senate authorized Maronea to monetize and Thasos tetradrachms wide blank which were struck in very large quantities and imitated in the Balkans until the end of the first century BC C-.

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