Noricum, Tetradrachm, Kapos Type


Noricum, Tetradrachm, Kapos Type (obverse) Noricum, Tetradrachm, Kapos Type (reverse)

The Celtic coin motifs can all be traced back to a head on the obverse and a horse or a horseman on the reverse. The models were almost exclusively the tetradrachms of the Macedonian kings Philip II and Alexander the Great.

While the Celtic engravers in the beginning remained true to their patterns, they gave free rein to their imagination after a while. The diversity of Celtic depictions is therefore unlimited and surprising.

This tetradrachm is a so-called Kapos type because it was minted in the region of the Kapos River in what is today western Hungary.


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