Ancient Coinage of Eastern Celts

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GM-141_22Eastern Celts, Burgenland, Kroisbach Type Variant AR Tetradrachm. 2nd-1st century BC. Celticized male head left, hair in S-shaped locks / Celticized horseman left, only torso and head with long crest shown atop horse, beneath horse a twisted ground line terminating in torque at each end. NISC. TextImage
Gobl 014•2cfEarly Imitation of Philip II AR Tetradrachm. Zeus / rider, with slightly blundered legend ΦΙΛΙΠ—OY, Z under horse’s belly, and E under raised foreleg. Cf Dessewffy 853 (obverse style). TextImage
Gobl 041•6vEarly Imitations of Philip II AR Tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right, of local style / Nude jockey on horse prancing right. TextImage
Gobl 044AEastern Celts, Banat Type with Branch. Late third century BC. AR tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized / Celticized horseman left, only head and torso of rider shown on back of horse, Λ behind, branch under horse’s belly. Göbl OTA 44A. TextImage
Gobl 064•3Early Imitation of Philip II AR Tetradrachm, Dreifacher Perlkranz type. Head of Zeus right, with laurel wreath represented as triple row of pellets / Horseman with quadruple crest riding right, ring before horse. Castelin 1249, Kostial 387. TextImage
Gobl 074•1Eastern Celtic Imitation of Philip II AR Tetradrachm, Birnenscheitel type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Horseman right, T behind. Kostial 396. TextImage
Gobl 074•2Early Imitation of Philip II AR Tetradrachm, Birnenscheitel type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Horseman right, K behind, A before horse. Kostial 396. TextImage
Gobl 112Early Imitation of Philip II AR Tetradrachm, Bartkranzavers (Zeus-Herakleskopf) type. Head of bearded Herakles right / Horseman trotting right. TextImage
Gobl 129•4Early Imitation of Philip II AR Tetradrachm, Baumreiter type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Helmeted horseman left with long crest ending in ring, holding branch in raised right hand, small animal in field before horse, leaf ornament on ground between legs. BMC Celtic 65–66, Kostial 416. TextImage
Gobl 165Eastern Celts AR Tetradrachm. Serbia, second century BC. Helmschweifreiter type. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized / Celticized warrior (crested head and torso only) on horseback left, pellet in ring above horse’s head, profile eye(?) above its tail. Gobl OTA 165/2–3, BMC S110 cf. TextImage
Gobl 168Eastern Celts, Kranzreiter Type. Second–first century BC. AR tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized, with large lock of hair falling from forehead to ear in front of laurel wreath / Celticized horseman right with long crest, holding wreath, bow under horse. Göbl OTA 168. TextImage
Gobl 189•2East Celtic Fractional Coinage, AR Drachm. Dachreiter type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Horse trotting left, wheel above. Göbl OTA 189/2–3. Kostial 459. TextImage
Gobl 226•2cfEastern Celtic Imitation of Larissa or Amphipolis AR Tetradrachm, facing head type. Crude facing head with cleft in chin / Rider on horse prancing left, circle of pellets behind rider’s head, branch under horse. BMC Celtic 107. Cf. Göbl OTA 226/2 and 230/2. Cf. Kostial 526. TextImage
Gobl 232Eastern Celts. AR Tetradrachm Nymph/Horseman. Goebl 232. TextImage
Gobl 289•1Lysimachus Head Type AR Tetradrachm. Beardless head right with flowing hair, horn of Ammon above ear / Horse prancing left, vestiges of rider above. TextImage
Gobl 296•4Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Zweigarm type. Head of Zeus right / Horseman left, holding vertical branch in raised left arm. Kostial 589, Castelin 1315, Cf BMC Celtic 28. TextImage
Gobl 300•12Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Sattelkopfpferd type. Beardless head right / Horse left, with large, saddle-shaped head, rider simplified to three pellets above horse’s back and crescent-shaped leg. BMC Celtic S37, Kostial 641. TextImage
Gobl 308•3Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, B-Reiter type. Laureate head of Zeus right, with prominent S-shaped locks above forehead / Horseman left with prominent crest ending in B. BMC Celtic 72–74, Kostial 656. TextImage
Gobl 381•8Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Honter type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Horseman trotting right, ΛΕ before horse, Δ under raised foreleg, square countermark on horse’s neck. Kostial 690. TextImage
Gobl 385East Celtic Fractional Coinage, AR Drachm. Drachm with star. Female head right, hair bound with broad band / Horse prancing right, sunburst above, pellet in ring below. Göbl OTA 385–386, BMC Celtic 150. TextImage
Gobl 396Eastern Celts AR Tetradrachm. Slovakia, ca 100–50 BC. Apollo/Leierblume type. Beardless male head left, hair waving upwards / Celticized horse prancing left, lyre-shaped flower above, a second lyre-shaped flower inverted beneath belly, twisted exergual line. Gobl OTA 396, BMC 148. TextImage
Gobl 402•1Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Audoleon type. Laureate head of Zeus right / AUDWLEON—TOS, horse trotting right, head and torso of helmeted warrior on back, pellet under raised foreleg. BMC Celtic 116–117, Dessewffy 380. TextImage
Gobl 415•7Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Dreizack und Triskeles type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Horse pacing right, head and torso of helmeted warrior on back, lower leg and foot visible beneath horse’s belly, bird right behind rider’s head, triskeles under horse’s raised foreleg, traces of Audoleon legend in field. BMC Celtic 119, Dessewffy 406. TextImage
Gobl 429Eastern Celts, Audoleon Monogram Type. Second century BC. AR tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized / Celticized horseman right, raising right hand, zigzag line behind head, lyre shape before horse, another zigzag under horse’s raised foreleg, monogram of Audoleon under horse’s belly. BMC Celtic 124ff, Kostial 723. TextImage
Gobl 429•1Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Audoleonmonogramm type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Stylized horse with upper half of rider on back, fragments of legend in field, Audoleon monogram under horse. BMC Celtic 127, Dessewffy 326. TextImage
Gobl 469•1Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Kroisbach type with Reiterstumpf. Beardless male head right with straight nose, in diadem represented by triple row of pellets / Head and torso of rider above horse trotting left, diadem consisting of single row of dots under solid line, bands in hair, twisted ground line terminating in torques below, circle with central dot behind head of rider. Kostial 743. TextImage
Gobl 469•3Imitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Kroisbach type with Reiterstumpf. Beardless male head right with broken nose, in diadem represented by triple row of pellets / Head and torso of rider with trailing diadem ties on back of horse pacing left on twisted exergual line terminating in torques, pellet in ring above rider’s head. BMC Celtic 154 and S151, Kostial 743.TextImage
Gobl 469cfImitation of Audoleon AR Tetradrachm, Kroisbach type variant. Celticized male head left, hair rendered as S-shaped locks / Head and torso of crested rider on horse pacing left on twisted exergual line terminating in torques. Unpublished in the standard works of reference. Cf. Gorny and Mosch 141, lot 22. TextImage
Gobl 500East Celtic Fractional Coinage, AR Drachm. Kapostaler Kleingeld. Bearded head of Zeus right / Celticized horseman left, helmet crest above head. BMC Celtic 91–98. Göbl OTA 500. TextImage
Gobl 603•1Imitation of Macedonia 1st Region AR Tetradrachm. Macedonian shield with faint traces of ornaments, in tondo draped bust of Artemis right, in stephane, quiver over shoulder / ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below horizontal club, AYP monogram above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt outside to left. Kostial 1008–1009. TextImage
Imit AlexIII AV StaterCeltic imitating Alexander III AV Stater. Circa 3rd-2nd Century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; serpent on helmet / ALISTH right, Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand, stylis in left; star to left, second star under left wing. TextImage
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Kapostral 4DrachmHercuniates Celts, (Hungarian plains) billon tetradrachm. Kapostral type, based on types of Philip II of Macedon, Laureate head of Zeus right. / Celticized horse and rider left, infinity sign below. TextImage
Kostial 28cfEastern Celtic Imitatation of Alexander III AV Stater. ca 3rd-2nd Century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; serpent on helmet / ALEXANDPOY right, Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand, stylis in left; trident head left. TextImage
Kostial_417Eastern Celts, Baumreiter Type. Third century BC. AR tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized / Celticized horseman left, holding branch, his long helmet crest ending in ring; the horse has large, round eye and eye-shaped hooves, one containing a “pupil?; animal(?) before horse. Göbl OTA 129. BMC Celtic 65ff. TextImage
Kostial_621East Celts Type Alexander III (The Great) 1st Century B.C. AR Tetradrachm. Head of Herakles r. Reverse: Horse and rider (depicted by two dots) l. TextImage
Kostial_673Eastern Celts, Audoleon/Vogelreiter Type. Late third century BC. AR tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized / Celticized horseman right, holding palm branch, bird flying right behind head. Göbl OTA 336, BMC Celtic 21. TextImage
Kostial 716Eastern Celts, ? Type. Second–first century BC. AR Tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized / Celticized horseman right with long helmet crest, ? behind head. Göbl OTA 408. TextImage
Kostial 765cfEastern Celts AR Tetradrachm. Eastern Slovakia, second century BC. Pticie type. Laureate head of Zeus right, Celticized / Celticized warrior (crested head and torso only) on horseback left. Kolnikova, Pticie, Type VI. TextImage
Kostial_884cfEastern Celts or Balkan Tribe. Third century BC? AR tetradrachm. Imitating types of Alexander III. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned right, holding eagle and sceptre, E in right field, H under throne, blundered legend in left field. Possibly unpublished. cf Göbl OTA 570A. TextImage
Kostial 921Eastern Celts. 1st Century B.C. AR Tetradrachm. Sattelkopf type. 8.638 g. Head of Herakles right, clad in lionskin headdress / Horse (saddle head type) walking left. TextImage
Kostial 941Types of Philip III Arrhidaeus, Drachm, East Celts, ca 100 BC- 100 AD, 3. 38g, Cf. Kostial (Lanz Collection) 941, Obv: Greatly celticized head of Herakles right / Very celticized Zeus seated left. TextImage
Kostial_941cfEast Celts, Drachm. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress / Zeus seated left. TextImage
Kostial 947East Celts Type Philip III 1st Century B.C. AR Drachm. Head of Herakles right / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. TextImage
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Kostial 977East Celtic copy of Philip III drachm. Head of Herakles right / Zeus seated left. TextImage
Kroisback_VarEastern Celts. Burgenland. Kroisbach Type Variant. Second–first century BC. AR trihemiobol(?) (1.01 gm). Male head left with straight nose / Horse trotting left, wing above. Unpublished. TextImage
Lanz 729Eastern Celts. AR tetradrachm. Zopfreiter type. TextImage
LeRider 23cfEarly Imitation of Philip II AR Tetradrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠ—OY, nude jockey on horseback right, holding palm, Λ above torch under horse’s belly, KP monogram under raised foreleg. Imitates an issue of Amphipolis, ca. 315/4–ca. 295/4 BC. For prototype, cf. Le Rider pl. 47, 23 (different division of legend) and SNG ANS 794. TextImage
Lucanc 1350Imitation of Thasos AR Tetradrachm. Abstract head of young Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy / Barbarized legend ΗΛΕVbYΙΘΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΛΘΣ ΘΥΟΤΙ, abstract Herakles standing left, resting right hand on grounded club, lion skin draped over left arm, four pellets (retrograde N?) in inner left field. Göbl OTA pl. 46, Class III, cf. 4. TextImage
Lucanc 1629Imitation of Thasos AR Tetradrachm. Devolved head of Dionysos / Herakles standing, legend reduced to meaningless dashes with a few pseudo-letters, and many pellets around Herakles’ head and in inner left field between club and leg. Lucanc 1629 and 1467 (both with same obverse die). Göbl OTA pl. 47–48, Class IV, cf. 7–8. TextImage
SNGIs 1354Celtic Imitation of Demetrios I, of Syria, AR Drachm. Crude head right / crude cornucopia. TextImage
sg1677cfCeltic imitation of types of Messembria, Thrace, AE20, c. 200 BC, Diademed female head right / [M]ETAM [B]PIN?[N] Athena advancing left, holding shield and spear. TextImage
sg1680 cfCeltic imitation of Odessos, Thrace, Æ15. Helmeted head right / Great God reclining left. TextImage
sg6819cfCeltic imitation of types of Lysimachos, AE17. Young male head (of Alexander III?) right, wearing Attic helmet / Lion leaping right, amphora below. TextImage
Sear #210Danubian Celtic AR Tetradrachm, imitation of Alexander the Great type. Head of Herakles right in lionskin / AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre. TextImage
Sear #215Danubian Celts, 1st Century BC AR Tetradrachm, imitating the types of Thasos. Head of Dionysos right wreathed in ivy / Naked Herakles standing left holding club and lions skin. TextImage
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