My East Celtic coins

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berserker:
Hi all,

The next type of my "celtic" coin is popular at celtic coin collectors:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=20

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=21

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=22

This type of coin found about 40 places in Romania: Muntenia 29, Moldavia 4, Oltenia 2, Transylvania 2, Dobrudja 1. But found in Bulgaria (5 places), in Slovakia (3 places).
Göbl OTA describe together this types, but there are 3 sub-type of  SATTELKOPFPFERDs, and Preda also call Adincata-Manastirea type (Pink „guter stil”, ca.223-170 BC); Virteju-Bucuresti type (Pink „die erste degenerationsstufe”, ca.125-75 BC); Inotesti-Racoasa type (Pink „die dritte degenerationsstufe”, ca.125-70 BC). And there’s an extra type with Andrew’s cross (Pink „die vierte degenerationsstufe”, ca.?).
These coins are popular at celtic coin collectors, but there’s a lot of fake. (Probably my last two are fakes)
AR (billon): 5.58-9.26gms.

berserker:
Background to SATTELKOPFPFERD type

Between 60 and 40 BC it was fought the so called Daco-Celtic war, which saw the dacians attacking the celtic Boii and Taurisci confederations, and the Scordisci, too. Burebista defeated the once powerful Boian confederacy, and its Taurisci allies, destroying also the Oppidum of Bratislava, their capital, in 60/59 BC. The slovakian found pieces show the dacian conquest, at Pezinok found 5 pieces Sattelkopfpferd type tetradrachm (the Pezinok type in slovakian celt-coin catalog). The architects show a dacian centre at Nyitra and another was at Zemplin.
Between 56 and 50 BC, the Scordisci were also defeated by Burebista's Dacians, and became subject to him.
It’s coined just before the unification of the Geto-Dacian tribes into a unique reign under Burebista. These coins have been struck at the end of the second century BC and in the first three decades of the first century BC, [ca. 170-125 BC  (ALLEN), ca. 125-75 BC (PREDA)] in a Getic dava placed somewhere on the inferior course of the Argeş river (Muntenia), probably the center of the tribal union of the Piephigii.

Burebista (Βοιρεβίστας) ruled between 82 BC and 44 BC. He unified the Getae-Dacian (hence Thracian) population from Hercynia (today's Moravia) in the west, to the Bug River in the east, and from the northern Carpathians to Dionysopolis. His capital was called Argedava (or Sargedava) near the town Costeşti in Argeş county, Romania.

berserker:
Hi all,

I continue to show my East Celtic coin type. Next an interesting coin from Serbia.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=23

Obverse shows a bearded Zeus (or Heracles?) head, and small curved lines made wreath on the head (Pink category: Strichellorbeer). On reverse the representation of rider fell 2 line, but remained the hand, and it seems as if the horse would be a donkey, because of the donkey-ear (Göbl OTA type: Eselohr). 
These coins found in Kosovo in the valley of the old Margus (today Great Morava) river, 88 pieces, and they are in Museum of Beograd. Also found at Semlin and Jabukovac, even in the old Bereg County, near Munkács (Mukacevo), in upper Tisza area.
Jabukovac is a village in Serbia, it is located in the municipality of Negotin, in the Bor District, near the borders between Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. Petar Popovic named “Jabukovac” type the earlier called “Eselohr”(see P. Popović, 1987, p. 78.) Also he mentioned without discussion the possibility that the Scordisci melted Hellenistic silver coins to re-use the metal, and used own mints, like this.
AR: 12.22-13.62gms
Source: Popović, Petar, – Novac Skordiska (Le monnayage des Scordisques), Monographies de l’Académie serbe des sciences, Institut d’Archéologie vol. 19, Belgrade–Novi Sad, Institut d’Archéologie–Matica srpska, 1987.

[In what follows I won’t qualify the degree of rarity of the coins. It seems that only the privilege of coin dealers, when they want to sell a dime. I'm just a collector and I don’t listen to the sales of my rivals.
So, I don’t write from this coin: it is very rare (- I know it’s that and it’s a genuine), because even in the end it turns out that this is one of the backyard product of a Celtic coin minted counterfeiter, and selling by dozens for example in the streets of Berlin. Over the past months, I saw three from this coin type on eBay ...]

Best wishes, Mike

berserkrro:
Quote from: berserker on December 23, 2009, 06:28:07 am

Hi all,

The next type of my "celtic" coin is popular at celtic coin collectors:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=21

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=22

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=23

This type of coin found about 40 places in Romania: Muntenia 29, Moldavia 4, Oltenia 2, Transylvania 2, Dobrudja 1. But found in Bulgaria (5 places), in Slovakia (3 places).
Göbl OTA describe together this types, but there are 3 sub-type of  SATTELKOPFPFERDs, and Preda also call Adincata-Manastirea type (Pink „guter stil”, ca.223-170 BC); Virteju-Bucuresti type (Pink „die erste degenerationsstufe”, ca.125-75 BC); Inotesti-Racoasa type (Pink „die dritte degenerationsstufe”, ca.125-70 BC). And there’s an extra type with Andrew’s cross (Pink „die vierte degenerationsstufe”, ca.?).
These coins are popular at celtic coin collectors, but there’s a lot of fake. (Probably my last two are fakes)
AR (billon): 5.58-9.26gms.



Hi berserker, nice collection you have! Anyway first two are of Varteju-Bucuresti type and the last one Adancata Manastirea. Sorry to say that you are probably right about fakes.

berserker:
Thank you the specify Berserkrro. For years ago, when I got the Varteju-Bucuresti type coins, I didn't recognise they were fakes. Today I know, they are...but just like a type, are good enough.

The next celtic coin belongs to the "DIE VERWILDERTEN GRUPPEN"(Göbl):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2857&pos=24

From this high relief AR drachm there’s only 1-1 pieces in Zagreb Museum (found in Kraljevac, Croatia), in Budapest National Museum, and in Wienna Museum (found Simmering-Heide, Wien, Austria). There's a little version, what found in Sarkad, Hungary - Dessewffy 1194 -, and what call Cotini-Kleinpragung: probably the Cotini tribe minted in N-E Hungary (Pink).
Ex Gerharh Hirsch Nachfolger, auction 256, LOT10 (5 May 2008)

Kind regards, Mike

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