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 1 Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 16.62 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 194887
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Kostial# 879,
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.
Price# Pl. 151 B2
Martin Jessop Price; 1991. The Coinage in Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus / Volume 1. Introduction and Catalogue : A British Museum Catalogue. British Museum - Swiss Numismatic Society, London, United Kingdom - Zürich, Switzerland.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse

Zeus Aëtophoros seated to left, holding sceptre; ΗΙⵎΙΞΙVΛVИ (partially ligate) to right. Star in left field.

Lettering: ΗΙⵎΙΞΙVΛVИ

Comments

Imitation of Tetradrachm of Alexander III of Macedon.

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (16.62g, 27mm, 9h, Very Fine, toned) - 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, #879;
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 235. Sold for 300 GBP.
◦ Auctioned by Numismatik Lanz München, Auction 36, 21 April 1986, lot 12 (therein incorrect weight).

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

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