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CNG 85, Lot: 211. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SKYTHIA, Geto-Dacians. Koson. Mid 1st century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.33 g, 8h). Draped bust of Artemis right; three pellets behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield / Club; KOΣON above, ΔPOYEIΣ below; all within oak wreath; thunderbolt to left. New York Sale IX, lot 66 (same dies); CNG 76, lot 190 (same dies). Good VF.

As with his gold staters, Koson is copying the types used on another coinage, here the tetradrachms of the Macedonian First Meris. The meaning of the lower legend on the reverse is a mystery.