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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Celtic & Tribal| > CE95911
Celts, Danube Region, c. 2nd Century B.C., Imitative of Alexander or Philip III of Macedonia
|Celtic| |&| |Tribal|, |Celts,| |Danube| |Region,| |c.| |2nd| |Century| |B.C.,| |Imitative| |of| |Alexander| |or| |Philip| |III| |of| |Macedonia|, At one time, many decades ago, it was popular to varnish collectible coins to "protect" them. Although we are not entirely certain, it appears the encrustation on this coin is old varnish.
CE95911. Silver drachm, CCCBM I 212, Lanz 948, Forrer I 339, Dessewffy 534, Göbl OTA 595, F, slightly off center, light scratches, old varnish(?) encrustation, weight 2.436g, maximum diameter 16.7mm, die axis 180o, c. 2nd century B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $100.00




  







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