Massalia, Gaul, c. 149 - 40 B.C.
GB80741. Bronze AE 15,
131, 810, 1673, F, 2.300 g, maximum 14.9 mm, 225o, Massalia, Gaul (Marseilles, France) mint, c. 149 - 40 B.C.; of right; MAΣΣ, bull butting to right; SOLD
, Gaul, Sequani, c. 100 - 50 B.C.
Some of the tribes that maintained close relations with Rome issued equivalent coins to facilitate trade. The Sequani asked for Caesar's against Ariovistus but later they joined Vercingetorix' party against at .CE57615. Silver
, 5550, VF, off center, 1.958 g, maximum 13.1 mm, TOGIRIX, helmeted left ( ?); TOGIRIX, horse galloping left; ; SOLD
, Remi, Northeast Gaul, 1st Century B.C.
unit, III 477, 328, 8145, 220, VF, broken, partial, 2.807 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 270o, 1st century B.C.; figure seated facing, with legs crossed, holding torc and plait of hair; standing right; snake-like ornament and above, below; SOLD
, Leuci, Eastern Central Gaul, c. 100 - 55 B.C.
The Leuci were between the Mediomatrici on the and the Lingones on the south, in the valley of the Upper Mosel. One of their chief towns was Tullum. They are mentioned once in ; the Leuci, Sequani and Lingones were to supply with grain. Pliny gives them the title of . Lucan celebrates them in his poem as skilled in throwing the spear: "Optimus excusso Leucus Rhemusque lacerto."CE53996.
unit, III 303, 229, 9155, 187, aVF, edge chips, pits, 2.986 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 255o, c. 100 - 55 B.C.; helmeted left, floral ornament before; bull butting right, fleur-de-lis above; ; SOLD
, Gaul, , 100 - 50 B.C.
CE17622. Bronze AE 13,
8403, VF, 1.568 g, maximum 14.0 mm, 285o, c. 1st century B.C.; right; facing above horse; green ; SOLD
, Gaul, Remi Tribe, 1st Century B.C.
CE54813. Bronze AE 16, cf.
137, 8040, F/Fair, green , cracks, 2.199 g, maximum 15.5 mm, REMO, three young male busts left; [REMO], in a galloping left; SOLD
, Gaul, 100 - 50 B.C.
CE17621. Bronze AE 13,
8405, F/VF, 1.401 g, maximum 13.5 mm, 90o, mint, 100 - 50 B.C.; right; facing; brown ; SOLD
, Gaul, Leuci, c. 70 - 52 B.C.
The Leuci were between the Mediomatrici on the and the Lingones on the south, in the valley of the Upper Mosel. One of their chief towns was Tullum. They are mentioned once in ; the Leuci, Sequani and Lingones were to supply with grain. Pliny gives them the title of . Lucan celebrates them in his poem as skilled in throwing the spear: "Optimus excusso Leucus Rhemusque lacerto." CE39140. Cast
, III 405, VF, 4.331 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 90o, Boviolles? mint, c. 70 - 52 B.C.; crude left with three locks of hair; left, three looped ornament below; SOLD
, The Lingones, Eastern Central Gaul, c. 100 - 60 B.C.
is high tin content bronze with no intrinsic value, so the caste coinage of the Gaulish was fiat money (like the dollar bill, it has no value except that it is accepted in trade). There were no standards. Each was accepted only by the tribe that issued it.CE53997. Cast
, III 451, 8329, F, 2.877 g, maximum 18.8 mm, three horn-shaped ornaments (dolphins?) revolving around pellet; three s-shaped ornaments revolving around pellet; SOLD
Massalia, Gaul (Marseilles, France), c. 4th Century B.C.
, 72 variety, 687, III 13, EF, 0.7 g, maximum 9.5 mm, Massalia, Gaul (Marseilles, France) mint, youthful of right, sideburn whiskers are actually the letters ΠAP (with P retrograde), which is believed to be the artist’s signature; wheel with four spokes, M-A in two of the quarters; a masterpiece in miniature and one of the oldest signed works of art, very ; SOLD
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