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REPLICA OF A "STATER" - I CENTURY BC

€260.00Price
  • Replica of a "Stater"

    Georgian imitations of Alexander the Great’s type staters. Coin set on gold plated sterling silver handcrafted surrounding structure.

    Coin, setting and chain made of 18k gold plated sterling silver.

    Production time : 5 days

    Chain length : 55cm 

    Coin diameter : 2,2cm

     

    Made in Georgia

  • On obverse: Non-naturalistic head, right.

    On reverse: Bull-headed, or ram-headed schematic Nike, facing.

     

    Alexander the Great’s conquests had huge impact on coinage as well as on every aspect of life of the Antique states. Money system of this unique person became dominant almost in the whole world of those times. After the death of Alexander of Macedon, Lysimachus, one of his distinguished military commanders (the Diadochi), the king of Thrace and Macedon, struck coins with the depiction of Alexander and they gained great international recognition. The coins of Alexander and Lysimachus became so popular in the Ancient world that minting of the coins of both types with their names on them continued some two or three centuries after the death of these monarchs on the different territories by different juridical organs (or persons).

     

     The Georgian imitations to Alexander’s type staters are discovered with other well-dated coins and also, in well-dated burials. Basing on this information, the period of their emission is supposed to be the 1st c. B.C.-the 1stc. A.D. Certainly, it concerns just the discovered samples.

     

    Since the Georgian imitations to Alexander’s type staters had been discovered mostly in East Georgia, the opinion was expressed about their Iberian origin. These coins were named as Iberian staters (on the contrary, the topography of findings seemed to show that the Georgian imitations to Lysimachus’ type staters were of West Georgian origin

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