ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos, or a very early Celtic imitation. Circa 148-90/80 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.88 g, 10 h), a coin of very good style but with some anomalies. Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Le Rider 52. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1042. Boldly struck and very attractively toned. Test cut on the reverse and pierced twice, probably to be used as jewelry, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF