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Live auction - bgr_403366 - 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 : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:09:48
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme, imitation de Thasos
Date: c. Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : silver
Diameter : 38 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan tout à fait exceptionnel, extrêmement large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Droit et revers complètement stylisé et désarticulé, en particulier au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis auprès de J.-B. Vigne en 2004 et provient de la collection D. C

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Hercule stylisé nu, la léonté flottant sur l'épaule, debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite la massue.

Commentary


Le revers est particulièrement impressionnant sur cette monnaie, avec les légendes transformées en lignes de globules et encadrant Hercule. Sur certaines monnaies de ce type, il y a une amphore à droite de la monnaie au revers.

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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