Various theories were made about the issuer of these coins:
I. The Koson type gold coins were connected with a Dacian king, Cotiso-Coson, mentioned in several ancient sources. The first who supported this theory was Max Bahrfeldt, based on this author:
II. Other authors connected the coins with a king named Coson (Koson), another one then Cotiso, who reigned in Dacia. It seems hard to belive that king Cotiso, who commanded over the Dacians in those raveging atacks in the Danubian region, is the same character as the one who Augustus promised his daughter as wife.
III. Coson (Koson) is a Thracian/Dacian king and the coins were minted in his name by Brutus in 42 BC.Other older theories:
These older theories, as no valid argument can sustain this, must be considered void today.Statue of a Dacian nobleman. Trajan`s time. According to Carmen Maria Petolescu, the following arguments must be taken into consideration:
The most pertinent explanation can be this one:
A precious observation, regarding the legend of the silver coins (the Macedonia Prima type iconography) is the following:
We also mention the hypothesis from 1961, made by Mayer Halevy, who considered that the legend KOΣΩN has nothing to do with a proper noun, a name, but it is just used for describing the value of the coin and monetization of gold.