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Auction XLVIII  2 Dec 2017
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Lot 277

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The Allies of Brutus. Rhaescuporis I and Kotys II, Thracian kings (c. 48-42 BC.). AE 19 mm. c. 42 BC. Obv. BAΣIΛEYΣ KOTYΣ. Diademed and draped bust ok Kotys right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ PAIΣKOYΠOPIΔOΣ. Victory left, holding wreath and palm. RPC I, 1702. AE. g. 6.83 Of considerable historical interest. Dark green patina. About EF.

Y. Yuroukova (Coins of the Ancient. Thracians, BAR Supplementary Series 4, 1976, pp. 40-53) convincingly attributes this issue to Rhaescuporis I and Kotys II. Rhaescuporis I was a loyal ally to Brutus and this reverse derives from the coinage of Brutus struck in 43-42 BC. (Cr. 502/3).
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