CELTIC, Eastern Europe. Imitations of Philip II of Macedon.
|Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 18. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009.
Sold For $275. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Æ Tetradrachm (9.06 g, 11h). Kapostaler type. Struck in the region of Velem, Hungary. Celticized head of Zeus right / Celticized horseman riding left; ∞ below. OTA 488/7; Lanz 777; CCCBM I 90; KMW 1420. VF, brown patina.
From the Dr. William F. Blank Collection. Ex Elsen 53 (14 March 1998), lot 1235.
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.