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Live auction - bga_722906 - DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THASOS AND MORONEIA Tétradrachme, imitation de Thasos

DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THASOS AND MORONEIA Tétradrachme, imitation de Thasos AU
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 370 €
Maximum bid : 385 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:52:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme, imitation de Thasos
Date: c. Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 16,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec une très jolie tête de Dionysos bien détaillé au droit et un joli revers où les légendes sont bien lisibles
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Peus.Nachf Auktion 425, 0191. Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Münzhandlung

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 de face.
Reverse legend : HRAKLEOUS // SWTHROS // QASIWN.

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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