Ancient Celtic - AR Tetradrachma - Eastern Europe - Circa: 200-100 BC

Denomination:  AR Tetradrachm (26mm,13.43gm 5h).                                      

Date:  Circa 200-100 BC

Mint:  Central Carpathian Region                                                     

Mount: 18 kt Gold

Weight: 13.53 g

Grade: NGC (6556022-007) Choice Very Fine (Strike 4/5 - Surface 3/5) 

Description: EASTERN EUROPE. Danube Region. Uncertain Celtic Tribe. Kinnlos (Chinless) type, imitating Philip II of Macedon. Obverse: Diademed Celticized head of Zeus right, without chin. Reverse: Celticized horseman riding right; line with central pellet below. OTA 244. KMW 1142

History:  The Dacians Daci [ˈdaːkiː]; Greek: Δάκοι) were the ancient Indo-European inhabitants of the cultural region of Dacia, located in the area near the Carpathian Mountains and west of the Black Sea. They are often considered a subgroup of the Thracians. This area includes mainly the present-day countries of Romania and Moldova, as well as parts of Ukraine, Eastern Serbia, Northern Bulgaria, Slovakia,Hungary, and Southern Poland. The Dacians and the related Getae spoke the Dacian language, which has a debated relationship with the neighboring Thracian language and may be a subgroup of it. Dacians were somewhat culturally influenced by the neighboring Scythians and by the Celtic invaders of the 4th century BC.