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Lot 6

Estimate: -   |   Starting price: 120 CHF Price realized: 200 CHF
CELTIC, Eastern Europe. Imitating Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 14.04 g, 11 h), Eastern Europe imitation, c. 250 BC. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΕΑΝΔΟΡΟΥ (sic!) Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; in field to left, IM; below throne, M. Cf. Price B35 & Lanz 875-7. A very interesting imitation struck on good silver. Good very fine.

The style of the portrait is quite close to the mid-3rd century portraits of Alexander the Great. On the other hand the Zeus on the obverse is less carefully engraved and looks almost feminine.

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