21 August 2022
EASTERN CELTS. Circa 2nd Century BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 28.5 mm, 15.16 g, 12 h), imitating Philip III of Macedon. Very celtisized and faintly seen head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ (highly blundered) Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, monogram; below throne, Z. Castelin 1348. CCCBM I S198. Dembski 1480-1483. Lanz 926. OTA, 579/13. Pink 587-588. Flatly struck on the central area of the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
From a French collection, acquired from CGB.