Eastern , Imitative of of , "Eingesetztem Pferdefuß" , c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
The "Eingesetztem Pferdefuß" literally translates "with inserted cloven hoof."CE77589. Silver , 413 (same dies); cf. 122/2 (for ) and 122/3 (for ), aVF, off-center, , marks and scratches, 10.665 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 0o, tribal mint, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.; laureate and bearded of Zeus right; helmeted horseman riding left; cloven hoof above the horse's ; on left: round floral design with pellet in oval in center with many small pellet petals around; below: wheel with five spokes and five pellets between the spokes; ; $550.00 (€489.50)
Kings of , Thracian Kainoi, Mostis, c. 126 - 86 B.C.
Mostis, reigned c. 126 - 86 B.C., was of the Thracian Kainoi (Caeni) tribe in South East to Strandzha mountain, territory in Bulgaria and Turkey today. He is best known from his coinage, which includes bronze coins and tetradrachms.GB77206. Bronze AE 20, 311 - 312, 134, -, -, -, VF, green , some light corrosion, 4.750 g, maximum 19.9 mm, c. 126 - 86 B.C.; heads of Zeus and right; : ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / MOΣTI∆OΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, above right; very ; $450.00 (€400.50)
Southern , c. Late 4th - Early 3rd Century B.C.
The earliest imitations of tetradrachms are very similar to the Macedonian originals. It isn't always completely clear if a coin is a imitative or an oddly Macedonian original. Fairly quickly the imitative inscriptions were shortened and then blundered. Over time the of Zeus was increasingly "Celticized" and eventually both the of Zeus and the horseman devolved into barely recognizable abstract forms. This coin is similar to the original but, with a rather exotic of Zeus, could never be confused with the Macedonian prototype. SH66569. Silver , cf. I 6 (Λ vice thunderbolt), 360 (same), 14/5 (thunderbolt but other different), 1215 (same), VF, some corrosion, 14.207 g, maximum 26.8 mm, 0o, tribal mint, c. late 4th - early 3rd century B.C.; Celticized laureate of Zeus right, dot ; ΦIΛIΠΠ−OY, naked youth on horse pacing right holding frond, thunderbolt over torch below, below raised foreleg, dot ; derived from the tetradrachms of ; $400.00 (€356.00)
Pannonian , Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) , c. 2nd Century B.C.
This normally has a prominent raised round (ball) cheek, but on this example the cheek is less prominent than most.
Syrmia is a fertile region of the Pannonian Plain in Europe, between the Danube and Sava rivers. Today, it is divided between Serbia in the east and Croatia in the .CE76349. Bronze , cf. 197, 465; derived from the tetradrachms of , VF, , porous, 6.239 g, maximum 22.2 mm, 270o, Syrmia mint, c. 2nd century B.C.; devolved laureate of Zeus right, hair in arcs on both sides of central point, broad laurel ; devolved horse trotting left, pellet in above; $270.00 (€240.30)
Eastern , Imitative of of , "Dachreiter" , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Although the horseman on the prototype of Philip III of has been replaced by a wheel, the horseman's leg and foot can be found on the side of the horse!CE76356. Silver , cf. 189, 458, 1110, 612, VF, 2.270 g, maximum 14.1 mm, 45o, tribal mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; laureate and bearded of Zeus right; horse prancing left, wheel with four spokes above, leg and foot of horseman on side of the horse; $270.00 (€240.30)
Danube , The Skordoski in Syrmia, Imitative of Philip of , "Kugelwange" , 2nd Century B.C.
This was struck by the Skordoski tribe in Syrmia. Syrmia is a fertile region of the Pannonian Plain, between the middle-lower Danube and Sava rivers. It is divided between Serbia in the east and Croatia in the .CE76360. Silver , "Kugelwange" (ball cheek) , imitative of of ; 507, 205, I S134, 1121, gVF, on a , 1.518 g, maximum 12.9 mm, 0o, Syrmia mint, 2nd phase (no ), 2nd century B.C.; laureate and bearded of Zeus right with ball cheek (Kugelwange); horse prancing left, pellet-in-annulet above, no ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Iberian , Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.
CE84091. Hacksilver fragment, cut, perhaps from a disk ingot; cf. 59; Hacksilber 53 ff.; 22.997g, 18.3mm, $200.00 (€178.00)
Iberian , Hacksilver, c. 300 - 150 B.C.
CE84154. Hacksilver fragment, cut, cf. 59; Hacksilber 53 ff.; 11.912g, 20.2mm, c. 300 - 150 B.C.; $200.00 (€178.00)
Kings of , Deiotaros, c. 64 - 40 B.C.
Deiotarus was chief of the Tolistobogii tribe in western and became of . He was a faithful ally of Rome against of , for which he was rewarded by Pompey. pardoned him for siding with Pompey in the civil war but he was deprived of some of his dominions. After Caesar's death, , for a large payment, publicly announced that, in accordance with instructions left by , Deiotarus was to resume possession of all the territory of which he had been deprived. When civil war broke out again, Deiotarus supported the anti-Caesarian party of and Cassius, but after the Battle of in 42 B.C., he went over to the triumvirs. He retained his kingdom until his death at a very advanced age.GB84653. Bronze AE 18, K1; p. 536, 2; 6099; 775 (R1); -; -, gVF, glossy dark green , slightest , 5.923 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 45o, Pessinus (Ballihisar, Turkey) mint, c. 63 - 58 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; standing left on (thunderbolt), right, wings slightly open, (∆HIOTAP) left; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Eastern or Other Tribal, 3rd - 2nd Century B.C., Alexander the Great Mint Imitative
Clearly the engraver was illiterate and did not even know the correct letter forms. Looking at the throne, it seems the engraver may have never actually seen a chair.CE76171. Silver , B19 var. (nothing under throne); Muller Alexander 2324 var. (same), gVF, interesting barbaric , , , 3.858 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, Tribal mint, 3rd - 2nd century B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on high back throne, nude to waist, around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, M in over grapes left, ΛE (E reversed) below throne; $160.00 (€142.40)
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