Printed Auction 39 Lot 47

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Printed Auction 39 Lot 47

CELTIC. EASTERN EUROPE. Imitating Philip II of Macedon. 2nd-1st century B.C. Billon tetradrachm. 9.08 gm. 20 mm. Kapostaler type. Struck in the region of Velem, Hungary. Stylized laureate head of Zeus right / Celticized horseman riding left; ∞ below. Göbl OTA 488/7. Lanz 777. CCCBM I 90. KMW 1420. Very Fine; thick dramatically bulging flan; clear designs, well centered; even old tone. Interesting and pivotal. Excellent quality for type.

Ex CNG Auction 82 (16 September 2009) lot 18. From the Dr. William F. Blank Collection. Ex Jean Elsen Auction 53 (14 March 1998) lot 1235.

Per CNG, "The apparent high silver content, as well as the good style, clearly place this as a transitional piece between the earlier AR and later Æ series of Kapostal types."

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