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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Alexander the Great| > GS91305
Odessos, Thrace, c. 228 - 210 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great
|Alexander| |the| |Great|, |Odessos,| |Thrace,| |c.| |228| |-| |210| |B.C.,| |Civic| |Issue| |in| |the| |Types| |and| |Name| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great|, 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.
GS91305. Silver tetradrachm, Black Sea Hoard 267 - 277 (OH/-, unlisted reverse die), Price 1169, Müller Alexander 408, AMNG II 2123, Mektepini 5, HGC 3.2 1584, VF, nice style, broad flan, light tone, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, weight 16.802g, maximum diameter 31.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 228 - 210 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress; reverse Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, KoI (magistrate) below arm, ∆O Odessos monogram under throne, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on left, BAΣIΛEΩΣ downward on right; SOLD










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