Hexadrachm Biatec type

Features

Issuer ​Boii
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 75 BC - 1 BC
Value Hexadrachm (6)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 17.20 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 189101
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Kostial# 68
Michaela Kostial; 2003. Kelten im Osten : Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel- und Osteuropa : Sammlung Lanz (2nd edition). Verlag der Staatlichen Münzsammlung München, Munich, Germany.

Obverse

Jugate male heads ('Honos' and 'Virtus') right, one wearing laurel wreath, the other wearing helmet; BIA upwards before.

Lettering: BIA

Reverse

Male rider riding galloping hippogriff to right, holding ivy stem over shoulder in right hand; BIATEC in exergue.

Lettering: BIATEC

Comments

Paulsen 745
Paulsen pl. 31, 748
Göbl, Hexadrachmen pl. 3 II/2 (2)
Southwestern Slovakia

Recorded Sales:
• Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 Sep 2019, lot 33. Sold for 3,000 GBP in VF grade.
• Auktionhaus Numismatica (Vienna), Auction 13, 9 November 1976, lot 8.

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (17.15g, 28mm, 9h; Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Ex-Hermann Lanz Collection; published in Kostial #68;
◦ Exhibited by the Staatlichen Münzsammlung München at the 1997 International Numismatic Congress in Berlin; at the Berliner Bank also in 1997; also exhibited at the Luitpoldblock Palmengarten, Munich in 2003 (exhibition #23[reverse]);
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 33. Sold for 3,000 GBP.
◦ Auctioned by Auktionhaus Numismatica (Vienna), Auction 13, 9 November 1976, lot 8.

Example #2 (16.94g, 24mm, 5h; Near Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Ex-Hermann Lanz Collection; published in Kostial #65;
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, lot 32. Sold for 1,700 GBP.

Example #3 (17.06g, 27mm, 8h; Near Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Ex-Hermann Lanz Collection; published in Kostial #69;
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, lot 34. Sold for 4,600 GBP.

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