Classical Numismatics Discussion
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Please look at the RECENT ADDITIONS and PRICE REDUCTIONS at the top and bottom of the page. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Thanks for supporting Forum with your PURCHASES! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Point your mouse to a coin in RECENT ADDITIONS or PRICE REDUCTIONS on this page to see the the price. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Thanks for supporting Forum with your PURCHASES!


FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Numismatic and History Discussions  |  Celtic, Barbaric & Tribal Imitative Coins (Moderators: Marcus Aurelius, Lee S)  |  Topic: History behind Celtic Philip II imitation tetradrachm 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: History behind Celtic Philip II imitation tetradrachm  (Read 476 times)
Nathan P
Praetorian
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 39


« on: June 22, 2018, 12:15:37 pm »

I recently picked up the following coin and wondered if anyone knew anything about the history of these coins or could at least lead me in the right direction.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=47002&pos=0

I found that kugelwange means "ball cheek," which I believe describes Philip II's face. But I'm wondering where the word kugelwange comes from? Is it associated with a particular Celtic tribe? And are these kugelwange coins all associated with the Scordiscii tribe? Thanks for any help you can give me!
Logged
Joe Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM STAFF
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 9093


All Coins Guaranteed for Eternity.


WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 06:13:39 pm »

Kungle is German meaning ball and Wange is German meaning cheek. Many of the names for Celtic coin types are German.
Logged

Joseph Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM ANCIENT COINS
Steve P
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 957


« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 06:24:24 pm »

Very cool addition, Nathan ... I love those Celtic coins (congrats)

 Greek_Stigma Greek_omega_small 2littleEs Greek_Tau
Logged
Nathan P
Praetorian
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 39


« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 06:57:06 am »

Thanks Joe and Steve!

This may be a silly question, but why would a celtic coin be described with a German name? Also, any idea on the Scordiscii connection? Are all of these kugelwange coins Scordiscii? Thanks again!
Logged
Altamura
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 855


« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 11:13:19 am »

... why would a celtic coin be described with a German name? ...
What did you expect? Icelandic  Smiley?
I don't exactly know it, but I would think that the first publications on the coinage of the Scordisci have been written in German and then this term survived.

… Are all of these kugelwange coins Scordiscii? ...
As far as I know they are.

Regards

Altamura
Logged
Nathan P
Praetorian
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 39


« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 01:13:11 pm »

Thanks Altamura!
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Numismatic and History Discussions  |  Celtic, Barbaric & Tribal Imitative Coins (Moderators: Marcus Aurelius, Lee S)  |  Topic: History behind Celtic Philip II imitation tetradrachm « previous next »
Jump to:  

Recent Price Reductions in Forum's Shop


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.904 seconds with 33 queries.