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Hongrie -00? drachme (Kapostaler)

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Dear Board,

Please excuse my use of English but I'm looking for additional information on this coin. Originally, I thought it was from the Senones, c. 1st century BC. However, two knowledgeable numismatists suggested it is Danubian, and more specifically, Kapostaler type, from Hungary/Northern Serbia, c. late 3rd to 2nd century BC.

Would that mean that this was issued by the Boii?

Any information is appreciated. I'm trying to develop a framework to explain why the forepart of a man-faced bull appears on a Celtic type, which is unheard of until now.


14mm, 1.41g

Best Regards,

Nick Molinari



trad :

désolé de m'adresser à vous en anglais.
je cherche des infos sur cette monnaie. je croyais qu'elle était Senones, 1er siècle avant notre ère. mais deux numismates crédibles suggèrent une origine danubienne, plus spécialement du type kapostaler, région hongrie - nord serbie, fin 3ème - 2ème s. avant jean-claude.
ce qui voudrait dire issue des Boii ?

toute info serait appréciée.
j'essaie de développer un schéma expliquant pourquoi un taureau a face humaine apparaît sur un type celtique, ce qui est nouveau à ce jour.

1,41g pour 14mm



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Je pense que ton "taureau à tête humaine" est simplement un cheval sans la tête et les jambes avant. Ce que tu prends pour une corne est son cou.

I think that your "man-faced bull" is just a horse with no head and no fore legs. What you believe to be a horn is its neck.





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