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Tetradrachm Imitation of Tetradrachm of Philip III of Macedon

Features

Country Uncertain Thraco-Getae tribes
Years 300 BC - 201 BC
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 16.76 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References CCCBM# I 185,
Catalogue of the Celtic coins in the british museum with supplementary from other british collections
by Derek Allen
(British Museum, London, 1990.)
Kostial# 904,
Kelten im Osten. Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel und Osteuropa, Sammlung Lanz
by Michaela Kostial
(München, 1997)
Pink# 580, 582,
Münzprägung der Ostkelten und Ihrer Nachbarn
by Karl Pink
(Harrassowitz, 1939, reprinted in 1974)
Preda MGD# P. LXXII 1-3,
Monedele Geto-Dacilor
by Constantin Preda
(Bucharest, 1973)
Castelin# 1345
Keltische Münzen: Katalog der Samlung im Schweizerischen Landesmuseum Zürich
by Karel Castelin
(Zurich 1978)

Obverse

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin.

Reverse

Zeus Aëtophoros seated left. Eagle on his extended right hand, and a sceptre in his right hand. Sun and 'double axe' monogram in left field.

Lettering: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ

Comments

3rd century BC.

Likely based on Tetradrachms of Aradus.

References:
 • KMW 1466
 • Forrer 335
 • de la Tour 9632
 • Dessewffy 316

See also

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (300 BC - 201 BC) 

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