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Live auction - bga_683158 - DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THE TETRADRACHMS OF ALEXANDER III AND HIS SUCCESSORS Drachme, imitation du type de Philippe III

DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THE TETRADRACHMS OF ALEXANDER III AND HIS SUCCESSORS Drachme, imitation du type de Philippe III AU/AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 165 €
Maximum bid : 165 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 16:46:48
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme, imitation du type de Philippe III
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,01 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très beau portrait d’Héraklès. Revers plus stylisé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Roma Numismatics, E-sale 73, lot n° 192

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée d’Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse legend : RESTES DE LÉGENDE.
Reverse description : Zeus assis à gauche, tenant un aigle de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; monogramme dans le champ à gauche et grappe de raisin.

Commentary


Le style est proche du prototype, comme pour les tétradrachmes souvent unifaces, avec un des deux coins usé.

Historical background


CELTIC DANUBE - IMITATIONS tetradrachms ALEXANDER III AND ITS SUCCESSORS

(Second - first century BC)

Under this heading are generally grouped all mints that do not have precise attribution. Sometimes the term "Celts of the East" is proposed. After the Celts have plundered Delphi and are widespread in Greece and Asia Minor, they seized a large quantity of booty, with their plunder. Hellenistic kings Diadoques Epigoni or used them as mercenaries in armies where the average wage was normally a gold stater corresponding to five penthouses tetradrachmas or twenty Attic drachmas. Prototypes representing the head of Herakles with Zeus sitting on the back were widely copied and imitated throughout Pontus, northern Macedonia and Thrace. The final phase of counterfeiting occurs at the end of the second century or early first century BC where there are still traits of law and reverse legends and more than a rounded side of a room substantially smooth on both sides.

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