Thasos - Tetradrachm - under Roman rule (148BC on) - Thracian imitation

Ancient Coins - Thasos - Tetradrachm - under Roman rule (148BC on) - Thracian imitation
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Obv: Bust of young Dionysos right

Rev: Heracles standing facing left holding a lion skin and leaning on a club "HRAKLEOUS SWTHPOS QASIWN"

These issues were extensively copied by the contemporary Celts and Thracian tribes as it was a very recognized type.  This one, based on the slightly odd style, is one of these imitative issues.   For more information on this type, I highly recommend Reid Goldborough's three part article recently published in the Celator.

SG 1759
Price SKU: 030631
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