Collection of Greek Coins of Thrace

Cavarus   Rex Gallicus Thraciae   230-213 BC
Καύαρος   Γαλάτις Βασιλέας Θράκης


BMC Thrace: ca. 219 BC; BM I Black Sea: 225-218 BC; Copenhagen: (219-200 BC); Head: 219-200 BC;
McClean: ca. 219-200 BC; Milano: 210-200 BC; Moushmov: 210-200 BC; Sear: 219-200 BC;
Stancomb: 230-218 BC; Youroukova: 278-213 BC


   Celtic tribes under pressure from the west moved east and reached the Balkan peninsula at the end of the 4th c. BC. Their first attempt at an invasion of Thrace was repulsed by Lysimachos. However, after his death, 281 BC, and the collapse of his kingdom they moved south and ravaged Macedonia and Greece. At Delphi they were defeated and had to turn back north. One of their tribes under the leadership of Comantorius (or Komontorius) entered Thrace where they settled in the region of Hadrianopolis with the their capital Tylis. From this base they ravaged and pillaged the coastal cities of the Propontis. Byzantion had to pay a yearly tribute of 80 talents.

   This situation lasted for about 70 years. 277 BC Antigonos of Macedonia met close to Lysimacheia a Galatian force of about 20000 men. The battle ended with the victory of the former inflicting high losses to the Celtic army, initiating the decline of the Gaulish Kingdom of Tylis. Under the continuous attacks from thracian dynasts and the uprisings of the indigenous tribes the Kingdom fell appart 213 BC.

   Kavaros (Cavarus) was the last ruler of the Gaulish kingdom of Tylis. His reign was rather peaceful. 220 BC he mediated in the conflict between Prussias of Bythinia and Rhodos on the one side and Byzantion on the other and arranged for the agreement of Aigosages.

[Ιστορία του ελληνικού έθνους, Τόμος Δ', σελ. 370-374 & 412;
Domaradzki Mieczyslaw (1978)]



2018 Cavarus Reges Thraciae Tetradrachm AR
SHH 2018
Herakles / Zeus; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΥΑΡΟΥ
Tetradrachm AR   27-31 mm  16.02-16.63 g   Moushmov  5758; Yourolukova 107
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5162 Cavarus Rex Gallicus Thraciae Tetradrachm AR
SHH 5162
Herakles / Zeus; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Tetradrachm AE   28 mm  16.92   Draganov 874/883; Price 882
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266 Thrace Kings Kavaros AE 729 Thrace Kings Kavaros AE 784 Thrace Kings Kavaros AE
SHH 266 SHH 729
SHH 784

2269 Cavarus Thracia AE 2270 Cavarus Thracia AE 2268 Cavarus Thracia AE
SHH 2269 SHH 2270 SHH 2268



2732 Cavarus Thracia AE 2733 Cavarus Thracia AE 2734 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 2732 SHH 2733 SHH 2734
2735 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE 2736 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE 2737 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 2735 SHH 2736 SHH 2737
2738 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE 2739 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 2738 SHH 2739
Apollo / Nike; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΥΑΡΟΥ
AE   16-21 mm  4.30-7.46 g   Moushmov  5759; Yourolukova 108
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678 1152_Kavaros_AE.jpg 1152 1152_Kavaros_AE.jpg 2407 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 678
SHH 1152
SHH 2407
2775 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE 3711 Cavarus Rex Gallicus Thraciae AE 3843 Cavarus Rex Gallicus Thraciae AE
SHH 2775 SHH 3711
SHH 3843
3877 Cavarus Rex Gallicus Thraciae AE 5389 Cavarus Rex Gallicus Thraciae AE
SHH 3877
SHH 5389
Zeus / Cornucopia; ΒΑΣΙΛ ΚΑΥΑP
AE   12-18 mm  2.20-4.26 g   Moushmov  5760; Yourolukova 109
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2391 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE
SHH 2391
Hermes / Caduceus; ΒΑΣΙΛ ΚΑΥΑP
AE   11-12 mm  1.27-2.2 g   Moushmov  5761; Yourolukova ---
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v1353 Cavarus Rex Thraciae AE
 v1353 Berlin 18210571
Apollo / Celtic Shield; ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΚΑΥΑΡΟΥ
AE   14-16 mm  4.15-4.70 g   Moushmov  ---; Yourolukova ---
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