I was curious if there's anyone here collecting this kind of coins.
I do, but I think of them as Thracian coins. I know people have different views about this.
The Thracians dominated, well, Thrace
, the region to the north
and east of Greece
bordering on the Aegean Sea and Black Sea. The Celts had
their own small nation within Thrace
, but only c. 279-211 BC before it was destroyed by the Thracians. The Dacians
occupied lands further from Greece
of the Danube River.
I believe that most of the imitatives that are frequently found in Bulgaria
were minted by the ancient Thracians, who occupied land that is currently Bulgaria
. The Celts
occupied lands further west
in current-day France
, Netherlands, Britain
, and so on.Celtic
coinage, particularly the issues that copied Philip II
coins, differs from Thracian coinage in styling, with the former being fluid, curvilinear, and rubbery and the latter angular, pointillistic, and geometric.
I've acquired what I consider Thracian imitatives of Alexander the Great style
gold, silver, and bronze coins, Thasos
Dionysos and Herakles
war helmet coins, Istros
inverted heads coins, Parion Medusa/Gorgon hemidrachm
, Cherronesos lion head hemidrachm
, and Lysimachos
Attic helmet bronze. You?