Kotys 3

 

One of the greatest contradictions in ancient numismatics is the case of “barbarous” tetradrachms of the Thasos type produced in Thrace in the late 1st c. BC – previously attributed variously to the Roman puppet kings Cotys IV, VI and, most recently, to  Cotys III (von Sallet 1876:242-24, Добруски 1897:629, Youroukova 1976:43-45; Юрукова 1992:177-178, de Callataÿ 2012:307–322; Paunov 2013, with relevant lit.).

 In fact, the numismatic/archaeological context and execution of these coins, which bear the legend – ΚΟΤΥΟC XAPAKTHP, meaning the ‘die, stamp’ of Cotys (see Paunov, op cit.), raises a number of fundamental questions about their attribution to the Roman puppet kings in Thrace…

 

 

FULL ARTICLE:

 

https://www.academia.edu/7933020/On_Barbarian_%CE%9A%CE%9F%CE%A4%CE%A5%CE%9FC_XAPAKTHP_Tetradrachms_from_Thrace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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