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Offline Quant.Geek

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Celtic, Eastern Europe: Imitation of Philip III of Macedon (ca. 3rd-2nd century BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Mint in the lower Danube region (OTA 579; KMW 1468)

Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ in semi-corrupt form; Zeus Aėtophoros seated left; two monograms in left field, Greek Z below throne

Slight doubling of the reverse, but the obverse was struck in high relief.  Should take a side picture as the coin really stands out...

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Re: Celtic, Eastern Europe: Imitation of Philip III of Macedon AR Tetradrachm
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 08:21:44 AM »
Must have been an early imitation when they got so much of the details as on the original. Is the weight up to standard? In other words, I suppose enough of such original coins were available - though maybe not to Celts, so was this coin made for internal use among Celts or to deceive foreign traders?

Peter
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A great coin! And those large blue eyes!
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