Stater - Lysimachos Kolchis imitation

Features

Country Bastarnae Celto-Scythians (Central and Eastern Europe (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 200 BC - 1 BC
Value 1 Stater = 20 Drachm (1)
Currency Stater
Composition Gold
Weight 5.71 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 199980
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References HGCS# 7-218,
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.
ArslanCelt# Group II
Ermanno A. Arslan, Alexandro Jeločnik Oblata (editor); 1988. Uno statere aureo celto-dacico dal Vercellese. Studia Numismatica Labacensia, Ljubljana.

Obverse

Stylized head of the deified Alexander right.

Reverse

Stylized Athena Nikephoros seated left; transverse spear in background, trident left in exergue; legend at sides degraded to hash marks.

Comments

Imitating Byzantion Gold Stater of Lysimachos of Thrace.

Golenko pp. 570–2; Sergeev 593;

C. Marinescu. Making and Spending Money along the Bosporus: The Lysimachi Coinages Minted by Byzantium and Chalcedon and their Socio-Cultural Context. Unpublished doctoral thesis. Columbia University. New York. 1996. pl. 67, 10;

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (200 BC - 1 BC) 

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