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ANCIENT GREEK COINS

The Celtic World

Coins struck by the ancient Celtic cultures from all parts of the ancient world.
We include the Celtic imitative coins on this page.

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Celtic, Gaul. Remi Tribe. mid 1st centry BC. AE 15. Very nice example.
Gaul. Remi, mid 1st centry BC.
 AE 15. Very nice example.


Denomination: Cast potin.
Date: These are thought to date to between 65 and 25 BC.
Reference: DLT-8040,  Depeyrot NC-24,  D&T 593.  Sear-137.
Size: 14.9 x 15.4 mm.  Weight: 2.66 grams.
Grade: gVF with a glossy very dark brown patina with attractive lighter highlights.  The broken edge on the coin is how these were made, as these are cast coins and it is where the casting sprue was removed.  This is exceptional quality for a cast potin.
Obverse: Three male heads over-lapping facing left, with REMO to the left (although the inscription is off the flan).
Reverse: Biga being driven left, with REMO below.  Full reverse inscription which is exceptionally clear.

SOLD


Order # 3359


Gaul. Coriosolite (Amorican). 57/56 BC. billon stater.
Gaul. Coriosolites (Armorican).
57 / 56 BC. billon stater.


Tribal origin: The Coriosolites were an Armorican tribe situated in Cotes-D'Armor in Brittany. They minted coins only during the Gallic War
Denomination: Billon stater.
Mint: East of the R. Rance.
Date: 57 /  56 BC.
Size: 21.3 x 25.2 mm.  Weight: 6.46 grams.
Reference: Seaby Greek - 110.  Spink British - 17 (class IV).  Hooker Series X, Group E, Coin 19.
Grade: VF/XF, obverse slightly off-centre.  Brown patination, with some crusty green areas.  All of the brighter green areas are stable.
Obverse: head right.
Reverse: Chariot with human-headed pony right. Lyre symbol below.

After the Gallic War, thousands of Coriosolite coins were sent to Hengistbury in England via the island of Jersey for recycling and large hoards of these coins have been found on Jersey.

SOLD


Order # 3810

Celtic Gaul. Andecavi tribe. Silver obol. ca. 80 to 50 BC.
Gaul. Andecavi. ca. 80 to 50 BC.
Silver obol. 


Denomination: Silver obol (also known as a petit-billon).
Date: ca. 80 to 50 BC.
Reference: DLT-6463. BN-6459 to 6466. Chalaire type 2.
Size: 9.9 x 11.2 mm. Weight: 0.45 grams. This is a fairly small coin.
Grade: Fine/VF  slightly off-center as usual (nice for the type).
Obverse: Stylized head right.
Reverse: Horse standing left with a crescent below and ribbon like marks above.

This specimen was reported to have been found near Colchester in England.


SOLD


Order # 2671


Kingdom of Galatia. King Amyntas, ca. 36 to 24 BC. AE 23.
Kingdom of Galatia. King Amyntas,
ca. 36 to 24 BC. AE 23.

Galatia was a small kingdom in Asia Minor. It was founded by the Celtic tribes, Tectosages, Tolistobogii and Trocmi in the 3rd cent. BC. It was given it's independance as a kingdom by Pompey the Great in 64 BC, and then lost it's independance when it was absorbed into the Roman Empire as a Province about 24 BC.  Amyntas was the last King of Galatia.
Denomination: 23 mm bronze.
Date: ca. 36 to 24 BC.
Size: 22.1 x 22.9 mm.  Weight:  10.35 grams.
Reference: Sear Greek - 5694.  RPC 3502.
Grade: gVF but some scratches on the reverse, above the lion.  In spite of the scratches, this is a fairly attractive coin.
Obverse: Bust of Herakles right, with a club on his shoulder, with Greek letter monogram behind, possibly LOI below.
Reverse: Lion walking right, with BASILIWS above and AMUNTOU below.

SOLD


Order # 3649




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CELTIC COINS

The Celts included several groups of Iron Age tribal people occupying much of northern Europe, Spain, Gaul and the British Isles. They were very late to issue coins, probably having no need for coins until contact with southern Europeans and their trade goods created a need for them.

With no domestic coinage of their own, the early Celtic coins often imitated Greek coins of the people they traded with, especially Macedonian coins of Philip II, Alexander the Great and Philip III, but gradually modifying signs to suit Celtic artistic tastes. Over time the origins of the designs become almost unrecogizable and the coins become almost purely Celtic.

BRITISH CELTIC

FRENCH (GAUL) CELTIC

The Volcae Tectosages were a people from the Eastern Danubian region who some time prior to 300 BC settled around Carscassonne in South West Gaul.

DANUBIAN CELTIC

The Danubian Celts occupied the area around the Danube River which separated ancient Thrace and Dacia. Much of their coinage was inspired by that of Alexander the Great and his successors, probably minted in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Later, during the late 2nd and 1st century BC, they also imitated the issues of Thrace and Macedonia.

PANNONIAN, CELTIC


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