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Oktadrachm

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Country Bisaltai (Thraco-macedonian region)
(Thraco-macedonian region)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 480-465
Value 1 Oktadrachm = 8 Drachm (8)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 28.29 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References SNG ANS# 919
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: The Collection of the American Numismatic Society
by Various authors
(New York: The American Numismatic Society, 1969-present)

Obverse

Bridled horse prancing right, on his far side nude warrior 'Ares' standing right, shoulders facing, wearing causia and holding two spears horizontally.

Lettering: CΙΣ Α Λ Τ ΙΚΩ Ν

Reverse

Shallow quadripartite incuse square

Comments

The Bisaltae were one of the powerful Thraco-Macedonian tribes that struck coinage in the late 6th and early 5th centuries.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (480-465) 

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