Pavlos Posted December 18, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 18, 2022 For me 2022 was not a successful year in terms of numismatics, my time and finances were focused on the renovation of my house. I am sure this will change for next year. Nevertheless I still got this only coin (so far) in 2022, it is a coin that is not entirely in my collection focus, but I always wanted to have a Celtic imitation based on a Greek coin and this one shouts a lot except Greek! I got it for a very good price when I saw for how much it went for in previous auctions, and the coin is also from the Hermann Lanz Collection and published in M. Kostial, Kelten im Osten - Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel- und Osteuropa - Sammlung Lanz (Staatlichen Münzsammlung München, 1997). Celts in Eastern Europe. AR Tetradrachm. Thasos Type. Circa 2nd - 1st century BC. Obverse: Celticised head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Reverse: Stylised Herakles standing to right; legends reduced to pellets around, four pellets-in-annulets around. Reference: Cf. Göbl, OTA pl. 50, class V/A, 8 (rev.); Lanz/Kosital 996 (this coin). 15.05g; 35mm Dionysos is almost unrecognizable, and Herakles is not much better as well! It looks more like a Barbarian naked fanatic. Just to give a comparison this is the 'original' Greek design (NOT MINE, courtesy of CNG): Thank you all for looking! 29 2 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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