Tetradrachm Alexander III Type

Features

Issuer Uncertain Eastern European Celts (Uncertain Central and Eastern European Celts)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 300 BC - 201 BC
Value Tetradrachm (4)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 16.44 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 191696
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Kostial# 880,
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.
Göbl OTA# 570/1
Robert Göbl; 1973. Ostkeltischer Typenatlas. Klinkhardt und Biermann, Brunswick, Germany.

Obverse

Stylised head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse

Zeus Aëtophoros seated to left, holding sceptre; ΛΛCEI+VI to right; stylised torch and V in left field, monogram under throne.

Lettering: ΛΛCEI+VI

Comments

Lukanc pl. 1, 4.

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (16.44g, 26mm, 4h; Very Fine with test cut on obverse) - In main image:
◦ Ex-Hermann Lanz Collection; published in Kostial #880;
◦ 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 #152[reverse]);
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 217. Sold for 240 GBP.
◦ Auctioned by Numismatik Lanz München, Auction 40, 25 May 1987, lot 33.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (300 BC - 201 BC) 

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