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Live auction - bgr_480610 - DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THE TETRADRACHMS OF PHILIP II AND HIS SUCCESSORS Tétradrachme

DANUBIAN CELTS - IMITATIONS OF THE TETRADRACHMS OF PHILIP II AND HIS SUCCESSORS Tétradrachme AU
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Starting price : 750 €
Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 830 €
Maximum bid : 830 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:07:34
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. IIe-Ier siècles AC.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,15 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au revers. Très belle tête stylisée de Zeus à la couronne proéminente. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P.-R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbare, laurée et barbue de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cavalier très stylisé, tenant un bâton, sur un cheval réaliste avec une queue très développée ; une volute devant le poitrail, un pi bouletée sous la jambe gauche du cheval et un triskèle sous le ventre ; derrière le cavalier, une arabesque.

Commentary


Tétradrachme “au monogramme d’Audoléon” et au triskèle. Sur ce type, la couronne de laurier est très importante d'où l'appellation de "Verkehrten Lorbeerkranz".

Historical background


CELTIC DANUBE - IMITATION OF PHILIP II tetradrachms 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, or Diadoques Epigoni, used them as mercenaries in armies where the average wage was normally a gold stater corresponding to five tetradrachms Attic standard or twenty drachmas. Prototypes representing the head of Zeus with a jumper were widely copied and imitated throughout the Balkans, 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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