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ID:     77000084
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SKYTHIA
City:     Geto-Dacians
Issuer:     Koson
Date Ruled:     Mid 1st century BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     4.52 g
Die Axis:     8 h
Obverse Description:     Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder; three pellets behind; all in the center of a Macedonian shield
Reverse Description:     Club; KOSON above, DROUEIS below; all within oak wreath; thunderbolt to left
Primary Reference:     New York Sale IX, lot 66
Reference2:     CNG 76, 190, otherwise unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, lightly toned
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 84 Rare. As with his gold staters, Koson is copying the types used on another coinage, here the tetradrachms of the Macedonian First Meris (see lot 133 below). The meaning of the lower legend on the reverse is unknown.