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Area: Danubian Celts
Period: 3rd-2nd Centuries BC
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm: Alexander III of Macedon -imitation
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lion's skin.
Reverse: Crude figure of Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Monogram in field to left, letter beneath seat. Blundered version of "ΦΙΛΠΠΟϒ" to right.
Reference: similar GCV 110
Weight: 14.52 gms
Diameter: 27.8 mm

Danubian Celts

The Danubian Celts occupied the area around the Danube River which separated Thrace and Dacia. Much of their coinage copied that of Alexander the Great and his successors, probably minted in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Later, during the late 2nd and 1st century BC, they also imitated the issues of Thrace and Macedonia. The designs "morphed" as Celtic coinage spread out through Europe and as far as Britain, so that the original designs became unrecognizable, such as the horse on a coin of the Durotriges.

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