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    In Name of Cavarus

    THRACIAN KINGDOM. Cavarus (Ca. 230/225-218 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 16.53 gm, 12h). Cabyle mint. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin  headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ [Κ]ΑΥΑΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, in left field, Artemis Phosphorus standing facing, holding two torches. Draganov 867-873 (dies 5/14). Mouchmov, Monnaies 145 (same dies as illustration). Extremely rare! Deeply struck and lightly toned. NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5.

    In 279 BC, the Celtic Gauls swept down into Thrace and Asia Minor, defeating most the Greek armies sent to stop them with ease. They occupied Thrace for the next five decades, replacing the Odrysian rulers with their own succession of kings. The only one of these to strike coinage in his own name was Cavarus (Kavaros), who used Cabyle as his capitol and mint city. The types are those of Alexander the Great, and most of the coins struck under Cavarus have Alexander's name as well; but a few were struck with the name of Cavarus himself, including this rare specimen. The Gauls of Thrace later mass-migrated into Asia Minor and founded the Galatian Kingdom. 


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