Danubian Celtic. ca. 3rd to 2nd century BC. silver tetradrachm - Last of the line.

Ancient Coins - Danubian Celtic. ca. 3rd to 2nd century BC. silver tetradrachm - Last of the line.
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Denomination : Silver tetradrachm imitating type of Philip III.

Date : The exact dating of these is uncertain, but they are most likely some time in the 2nd to 3rd century BC.

Size : 26.6 x 27.6 mm.  Weight : 15.14 grams.

Reference : Sear-212.  Kostiel-915

Grade : VF, although on these grade does not mean much.

Obverse : Very crude raised area, derived from the head of Herakles, but with only traces of any facial features visible (this type is struck this way on purpose).

Reverse : Nearly blank, but there the barest traces of the Zeus seated design around the edges, but not enough to now what part they are traces of.

This is part of a series of coins that start off as nearly exact copies of Philp III tetradrachms, and through a couple of generations get cruder and cruder, with less and less of the designs visible.  This coin is one of the very last in the line, because beyond this you would simply have a featureless lump.

Price SKU: vcoin4180
US$ 115.00
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Rates for: 07/13/18

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