Having done a lot of searching for something similar, I thought I'd put this pair to the group for your opinions and assistance.
This die-matched pair are clearly what may be termed Barbarous/Celtic/Eastern/etc., but I cannot find a direct prototype or comparative example. Nor
can I find a more positive attribution
for them, except that they are 'unofficial' Alexanders.
Both show a stylised Head
on the obverse
, and the standard Zeus
enthroned holding eagle
on the reverse
: 16.49g (upper), 16.54g (lower). Both share the same field
symbol, a reversed Sigma (Σ), and a fairly accurate rendering of the name 'Alexander
Whether these are Danubian, Eastern Celts
, Arabian, or from some other origin has so far escaped my searching, including a number of publications, and various online resources such as acsearch
, the 'Pella
' database, and various other auction
, sales and museum sites.
I expect there is another coin out there with this same obverse
die, but in spite of finding a few that are close I am yet to find a match.
Can you help
with any part
of this search
Die(s)? Origin? Reference? Prototype? . . . Thoughts?