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Bronze Coins of the Serdi Celts, Moesia, 168 - 31 B.C.

The coins on this page were struck by the Celts of the Serdi region of Moesia, ranging from the Danube down to the Macedonian border all along the rivers Oeseus and Strymon to the western part of the Haemus Mountains, an area which is now western Bulgaria. The type, in the Celtic tradition, was copied. The prototype was a Macedonian bronze with the head of the river-god Strymon right, wreathed in corn on the obverse and a trident with dolphins between the prongs on the reverse. This type was appropriate to the Celts of Serdi as the river Strymon runs through the region. The coins below were not from a hoard, they were collected by Alex Malloy for his study, which can be seen in NumisWiki by clicking Serdi.


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Celtic imitative of a rare Macedonian issue struck under Philip V or Perseus, 187 - 168 B.C. The choice was appropriate for the Serdi Celts as the river Strymon runs through the Serdi region.
CE46727. Bronze AE 18, Malloy Danubian Celts type -5B (unlisted bust type); imitative of a Macedonian Kingdom (Philip V or Perseus) type, 187 - 168 B.C., SNG Cop 1299, gVF, weight 5.674 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, obverse reed-wreathed head of the river god Strymon right; reverse simple trident, no inscription or symbols; rare; SOLD


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Celtic imitative of a rare Macedonian issue struck under Philip V or Perseus, 187 - 168 B.C. The choice was appropriate for the Serdi Celts as the river Strymon runs through the Serdi region.
CE46717. Bronze AE 20, Malloy Danubian Celts type E1H; imitative of a Macedonian Kingdom (Philip V or Perseus) type, 187 - 168 B.C., SNG Cop 1299, VF, weight 6.537 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 0o, obverse reed-wreathed head of the river god Strymon right; reverse trident, stylized dolphin ornaments between prongs and forming angled braces from the shaft to the base of the trident head, blundered inscription similar to MAKE∆ONΩN; scarce; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V or Perseus, 187 - 168 B.C.

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This rare type was imitated by Danubian Celts in the Serdi region of Moesia.
GB46712. Copper AE 20, SNG Cop 1299, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG MŁnchen, F/aF, nice near black patina, weight 6.806 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, obverse head of river-god, Strymon, right, with short horns and crown of reeds; reverse MAKE ∆ONΩN, ornamented trident head, monograms below; scarce; SOLD







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