Heavy Drachm

Features

Country Insubres tribe
(Cisalpine Gaul)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 225 BC - 175 BC
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.49 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Head of Artemis to right, wearing wreath of olive branches, pendant earring and pearl necklace.

Reverse

Lion prowling to right. Legend above.

Lettering: ΜΑΣΣΑ

Comments

Imitation of early Massalia Drachm, struck to a standard of 3.70g. Later Massaliotan drachms weighed 2.70g.
Dembski 109 var. (later style). Flesche 275 var. (later style). SLM 988.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (225 BC - 175 BC) 

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