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LOT 8285

Estimate
GBP (£) 80 - 100
EUR (€) 93 - 117
USD ($) 98 - 123

Price
£72 (EUR 84; USD 89) (+bp*)

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ANCIENT GREEK COINS - EASTERN EUROPE CELTS - IMITATIVE THASOS AR TETRADRACHM
EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.

Imitating Thasos type, good style. Obv: head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, hair falling in two locks behind head, prominent nose. Rev: HRAKLEOYS SWTHROS QASIWN to right, left and beneath Herakles standing front, lionskin over left arm, leaning with right on upright club; M in centre field. (15.48 grams.). About very fine for issue.

PROVENANCE:
Ex UK private collection.

LITERATURE:
Prokopov (2000), 64; Prokopov (2006), 1771; Stara Zagora museum 1138; Preda, Marinescu 130; Lucanc (1996), 495.