Artemis and Lion silver obol

£75

 

Coins from the Iberian peninsula where the earliest known Celtic inscriptions (c.700-450 BC) have been found and where many ancient Celtic tribal names, Celtic personal names and Celtic place-names have been recorded.

Artemis and Lion. c.2nd cent BC. Silver obol. 12mm. 0.61g. Head of Artemis right./ Lion left, head facing, right leg raised, cored exergual line. Villaronga & Benages−, Burgos−, Calico−. Good VF, bright silver lightly toned. Ex Quebec collection, DNW 8.9.1999, lot 140.                                                                  Was £100. Now only £75

Appears to be an Iberian imitation of Massalia ‘drachme lègére‘, cf. BN 1171, apparently unpublished by major catalogues. Requires further research.

 

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