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Thracian or Scythian, Gold Stater of Koson (after 54 BC) - obv. Procession, Monogram/rv. Eagle Holding Wreath and Scepter NGC AU (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5)

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Thracian or Scythian, Gold Stater of Koson (after 54 BC) - obv. Procession, Monogram/rv. Eagle Holding Wreath and Scepter NGC AU (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5)

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Why add this Gold Koson Stater to your collection?

This ancient gold coin is commonly known as a Koson Stater, the origin of which is still a point of debate among numismatists. It is generally accepted that the coin was struck around the middle of the first century BC in the area of Thrace. Who struck the coin and why is remains a mystery. The coin exhibits an incredible resemblance to a silver Denarius issued by Julius Caesar's assassin, Marcus Junius Brutus, in 54 BC. Some historians believe that the monogram on the obverse is possibly the mark of Brutus. The coin could have also been issued by a leader with the name of Koson, who was inspired by the earlier design of Brutus, though there are no confirmed records of King having that name.

Traditional Roman procession

Featured on the obverse are three toga clad figures advancing left, preceded by the monogram. A Roman Consul is positioned between two lictors (bodyguards) carrying fasces, ancient axe-like weapons. "KOSON" in exergue. The reverse illustrates an eagle standing on its left leg upon a horizontal scepter, its right leg raised, grasping a wreath in its claws.

Ancient Coin Graded About Uncirculated

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this ancient Gold Stater to be About Uncirculated (Sheldon Scale equivalent of 50-53). With additional grading of 4/5 for both strike and surface quality, the coin exhibits complete detail, with slight wear on the highest points.

This mysterious gold Stater will be a treasured addition to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:After 54 BC
Mint:Ancient Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU
Composition:Gold
Country:Thracian Kingdom
Legal Tender:Thracian Kingdom
Currency:Stater
Denomination:1