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Numismatic and History Discussions => Celtic, Barbaric & Tribal Imitative Coins => Topic started by: Anaximander on November 07, 2019, 08:12:20 am



Title: Anaximander's Celtic Gallery
Post by: Anaximander on November 07, 2019, 08:12:20 am
I joined Forum Ancient Coins this year and have spent some time uploading coins into galleries and catching up on a decade or more of discussion boards. Yesterday I finally got myself a book on Celtic coinage (Van Arsdell's impressive Celtic Coinage of Britain), so pulled out my Celtic coins, and was pleased to discover this board. I saw several interesting threads, and now can understand the reference to "Kugelwange" types.

I recently finished re-cataloging, re-photographing, and uploading my Macedonian coins, and amid all that I was surprised to find that my Philip II tetradrachm was actually a Celtic imitation. Live and learn!

Here (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=7013)  is my Celtic gallery. It's small in size and scope, with just a handful of coins from each of the British isles and areas near the Danube.  The "ring money" deserve quote marks, at best. I'm now dubious about their status as a medium of exchange and store of value; perhaps we'll just view them as artifacts.

Thumbnails of my collection...