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Celts, Silver Drachm (c.3rd Century BC) - Imitation of Ionia, Chios (Types of Alexander III) - obv. Heracles/rv. Zeus NGC Ch. VF

Celts, Silver Drachm (c.3rd Century BC) - Imitation of Ionia, Chios (Types of Alexander III) - obv. Heracles/rv. Zeus NGC Ch. VF
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Why add this Silver Drachm of the Celts from the Island of Chios to your ancient coin collection?

Early Celtic tribes living in the region of Romania around the Black Sea struck stylized coinage imitating that of their neighbors. This silver Drachm was minted by the Celts in an artistically stylized version of Alexander III type coinage posthumously struck on Chios. Though a copy of the original, these stylized coins are not considered counterfeits as the same coin was frequently minted in various territories to hasten the supply into circulation. Alexander coins were uniformly accepted around the empire due to their metal content and purity.

Zeus and Heracles of Greek mythology

Heracles, the Greek warrior hero is depicted on the obverse draped with the Nemean Lion skin. Heracles has been defined as both a hero and god, and is considered a demi-god. The reverse features the image of Zeus, king of the gods and father of Heracles. Zeus is shown seated on a throne facing left, an eagle resting in his right hand, left hand holding a scepter.

Graded Choice Very Fine by NGC

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this Alexander III type Silver Drachm of the Celts to be Choice Very Fine. Having a Sheldon scale equivalent of 30-35, expect this Drachm to exhibit even wear across the surface and highest points of the coin. Lettering and major design features are visible and sharp.

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Year of Issue:c.3rd Century BC
Mint:Ancient Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF
Composition:Silver
Country:Celts
Legal Tender:Celts
Currency:Drachm
Denomination:1