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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Alexander the Great| > SH32292
Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C.
In 279 B.C., Ptolemy Keraunos, the son of Ptolemy I, was captured and killed by Galatian Celts who overran Thrace and established a Celtic kingdom at Tylis. Mesembria, Odessos, Kallatis, and Istros, later followed by Cabyle, Dionysopolis and Tomis began striking gold and silver coins in the name of Alexander the Great along with autonomous civic bronze coinage. Much of the silver and gold coinage was likely needed to pay tribute to the new Celtic rulers of the hinterland until the destruction of the Kingdom of Tylis, c. 218 B.C.
SH32292. Gold stater, Price 898 var. (monogram; cf. Price 927 tetradrachm), EF, high relief, bold, mint luster and a rare variety, small scratch on reverse, Kallatis (Mangalia, Romania) mint, weight 8.443g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 250 - 225 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse Nike standing half left, wreath in extended right, stylus in left, KAΛ monogram to left, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on right; SOLD




  






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