Bronze Æ22 Countermarked

Features

Country Tomis (Thrace)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 200 BC - 101 BC
Value Unknown Æ
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 7.90 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 194306
Numista (https://numista.com)
References AMNG I-II# 2464,
Behrendt Pick, Kurt Regling, Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer (editor); 1910. Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands / Band 1.2. Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien : die Münzen von Odessos und Tomis. Georg Reimer, Berlin, Germany.
HGCS# 3.2-1937
Oliver D. Hoover; 2018. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 1. Handbook of Coins of Italy and Magna Graecia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom.
And 10 more volumes.

Obverse

Laureate head of Zeus right; countermark: radiate wheel of four spokes.

Reverse

Two horse protomes to right; TOMI below; two stars above.

Lettering:
TO MI
ΓΡ

Comments

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (7.90g, 22mm, 12h; Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Privately purchased in Munich, July 1996.
◦ From the William Stancomb Collection; this coin published in Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume XI, The William Stancomb Collection of Coins of the Black Sea Region (Oxford, 2000);
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 320. Sold for 120 GBP.

Example #2 (7.87 g, 20mm, 11h; Very Fine, toned):

© Image courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group
◦ Privately purchased in Munich, July 1996.
◦ From the J.P. Righetti Collection, 10199.
◦ Auctioned by Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic Auction 214, 15 July 2009, lot 66. Estimated at 75 USD.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (200 BC - 101 BC) 

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