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Lot # 141 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$300 / Price Realized: US$300
Thrace. Thasos. Tetradrachm
Thrace. Thasos. 158-146 BC, or later. Tetradrachm, 16.92gg. (12h). Obv: Head of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath. Rx: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ - ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ - ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Heracles standing left, holding club that rests on ground and lion's skin; in inner left field, monogram. SNG Copenhagen 1040. This issue goes all the way from Hellenistic beauty to Celtic imitations. This coin is near the middle, leaning toward Hellenistic. Somewhat odd obverse struck in high relief with Hercules in Greek style on reverse. Lustrous Mint State/VF.

Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Acquired in July 1999.
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