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Live auction - bgr_464906 - DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THE TETRADRACHMS OF ALEXANDER III AND HIS SUCCESSORS Tétradrachme

DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THE TETRADRACHMS OF ALEXANDER III AND HIS SUCCESSORS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:06:44
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. IIe siècle AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,26 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré. Très belle tête d’Héraklès. Revers stylisé. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente i-Numis 4, n° 135

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Héraklès à droite avec une belle léonté.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ILLISIBLE.
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 sous le trône.

Commentary


Imitation du type de Philippe III. Ce tétradrachme est parmi les premières imitations des Celtes de l’Est ; le droit sera rapidement stylisé et dégénéré jusqu’à présenter une masse informe.

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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