Tetradrachm Apollokopf/Leierblume 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 11.99 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 194485
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Kostial# 703,
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# Pl. 32 396/2
Robert Göbl; 1973. Ostkeltischer Typenatlas. Klinkhardt und Biermann, Brunswick, Germany.

Obverse

Head of Apollo to left, hair neatly trimmed and arranged in four rows.

Reverse

Horse prancing to left, lyre-shaped flowers above and below.

Comments

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (11.99g, 23mm, 4h, Good Very Fine) - in main image:
◦ Ex-Hermann Lanz Collection; published in Michaela Kostial - "Kelten im Osten. Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel und Osteuropa, Sammlung Lanz", München, 1997, #703;
◦ 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 #117[obverse]);
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 179. Estimated at 2,200 GBP, unsold.
◦ Auctioned by Numismatik Lanz (Graz), Auction V, 1 December 1975, lot 44.

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