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Tetradrachm Samobor A Type

Features

Country East Noricum
(Celtic kingdom of Noricum)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 200 BC - 1 BC
Value Tetradrachm (4)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 11.15 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References Kostial# 166
Kelten im Osten. Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel und Osteuropa, Sammlung Lanz
by Michaela Kostial
(München, 1997)

Obverse

Male head wearing three-strand pearl diadem to left

Reverse

Horse prancing to left.

Comments

Göbl, TKN pl. 23, 25 ([35/93A]);

Examples of this type with variations:

Example #1 (11.15g, 25mm, 12h, Good Very Fine):
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© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Published in R. Göbl, Typologie und Chronologie der Keltischen Münzprägung in Noricum (Vienna, 1973);
◦ Ex-Hermann Lanz Collection; published in Michaela Kostial - "Kelten im Osten. Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel und Osteuropa, Sammlung Lanz", München, 1997, #166;
◦ Ex-Weinmeister Collection.
◦ 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 #48[reverse]);
◦ Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 77. Sold for 500 GBP.

Example #2 (10.84g, 24mm, 12h, Extremely Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Ex-Hermann Lanz Collection; published in Michaela Kostial - "Kelten im Osten. Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel und Osteuropa, Sammlung Lanz", München, 1997, #165;
◦ 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 #48[obverse]).
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 66. Sold for 1,600 GBP.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (200 BC - 1 BC) 

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Catalog East Noricum Tetradrachm (Samobor A Type)