A very rare Drachm
EASTERN CELTS. 3rd-2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, ), imitating Alexander III (obverse) and Lysimachos (reverse) staters. Helmeted head of Athena to left, with serpent coiled on the helmet bowl. Rev. [...]NΛ Athena seated left on throne with shield, holding Nike in her outstretched right hand, resting her left elbow on shield and holding a transverse spear in her left hand; before Athena’s head, four pellets. De la Tour pl. 53, 10061. Flesche 558-559. Göbl OTA 45, 596/1. Very rare. A lovely example with an unusual type combination. Struck on a slightly short flan as all other known examples, otherwise, good very fine.
From the collection of a Swiss mathematician, formed in the 1980s.