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Kotys II, Rare AR Barbarous Tetradrachm, Thasos Type, produced in The Thrace Region 57-48 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Dionysos Herakles Museum Reproduction CSGT0084

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Silver Greek Tetradrachm Kotys II, Thasos Type, struck in Thrace region 57-48 B.C. References: Moushmov 5778; Youroukova (1976) 145; Youroukova (1992) 140/141. Typically barbarised issue, ample use of dots for the images. Youroukova records only six known specimens of this coin, all struck from the same obverse die.

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Youroukova (1976) believes that the tetradrachm issues belong to Kotys II(VI) of the Astaei because he had ample availability of silver. The mint of these coins is not very clear. Based on the finds and the “barbarised” style, Youroukova localises the mint for the coins with the inscription ΚΟTΥOΣ / XAPAKΤΗΡ in the Odessos region. Stylistic characteristics of some coins with the inscription ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΡΑΚΩΝ indicate greek origin (SHH 113) and could have been struck in Thasos. Others show clear celtic style engravings where dots have been used for image details (SHH 1392) indicating a mint in the north-eastern regions of Thrace.
DESIGN:
Obverse side
Wreathed head of Dionysos right
Legend:
Anepigraphic

Reverse side
Nude Herakles standing left, holding club & lion’s skin
Legend:
ΚΟTΥOΣ XAPAKΤΗΡ

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 16,58 g
Dimensions 26 mm

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