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Gaul


Celts, Leuci, Eastern Central Gaul, c. 70 - 52 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The Leuci were between the Mediomatrici on the north 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 Caesar; the Leuci, Sequani and Lingones were to supply Caesar with grain. Pliny gives them the title of Liberi. Lucan celebrates them in his poem as skilled in throwing the spear: "Optimus excusso Leucus Rhemusque lacerto."
CE54310. Cast potin, CCCBM III 435 - 441; Castelin Zürich 598, F, weight 3.529 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 90o, Leuci mint, c. 70 - 52 B.C.; obverse diademed head left; reverse boar to left, facing head below; SOLD

Celts, Gaul, Remi Tribe, 1st Century B.C.
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CE54813. Bronze AE 16, cf. SGCV I 137, De la Tour 8040, F/Fair, green patina, cracks, weight 2.199 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, obverse REMO, three young male jugate busts left; reverse [REMO], Victory in a biga galloping left; SOLD

Ambiani, Celtic Gaul, 100 - 50 B.C.
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CE17621. Bronze AE 13, De la Tour 8405, F/VF, weight 1.401 g, maximum diameter 13.5 mm, die axis 90o, Ambiani mint, 100 - 50 B.C.; obverse Celtic style head right; reverse head facing; brown patina; SOLD

Celts, Gaul, Leuci, c. 70 - 52 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The Leuci were between the Mediomatrici on the north 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 Caesar; the Leuci, Sequani and Lingones were to supply Caesar with grain. Pliny gives them the title of Liberi. Lucan celebrates them in his poem as skilled in throwing the spear: "Optimus excusso Leucus Rhemusque lacerto."
CE39140. Cast potin, CCCBM III 405, VF, weight 4.331 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 90o, Boviolles? mint, c. 70 - 52 B.C.; obverse crude stylized head left with three locks of hair; reverse boar left, three looped ornament below; SOLD

Celts, The Lingones, Eastern Central Gaul, c. 100 - 60 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Potin is high tin content bronze with no intrinsic value, so the caste potin coinage of the Gaulish Celts was fiat money (like the dollar bill, it has no value except that it is accepted in trade). There were no weight standards. Each type was accepted only by the tribe that issued it.
CE53997. Cast potin, CCCBM III 451, de la Tour 8329, F, weight 2.877 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, obverse three horn-shaped ornaments (dolphins?) revolving around pellet; reverse three s-shaped ornaments revolving around pellet; SOLD

Celtic, North West Gaul, c. 100 - 30 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Potin is high tin content bronze with no intrinsic value, so the caste potin coinage of the Gaulish Celts was fiat money (like the dollar bill, it has no value except that it is accepted in trade). There were no weight standards. Each type was accepted only by the tribe that issued it.
CE54315. Potin AE 11, unattributed, weight 1.142 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, SOLD

Celts, Gaul, Leuci, c. 70 - 52 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The Leuci were between the Mediomatrici on the north 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 Caesar; the Leuci, Sequani and Lingones were to supply Caesar with grain. Pliny gives them the title of Liberi. Lucan celebrates them in his poem as skilled in throwing the spear: "Optimus excusso Leucus Rhemusque lacerto."
CE41325. Cast potin, CCCBM III 418 (or similar), F, weight 4.386 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, die axis 270o, Boviolles? mint, c. 70 - 52 B.C.; obverse crude stylized head left with three locks of hair, wearing wreath; reverse boar left, fleur-de-lis ornament below; SOLD

Massalia, Gaul (Marseilles, France), c. 4th Century B.C.
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GS01501. Silver obol, SGCV I 72 variety, De La Tour 687, Triton III 13, EF, weight 0.7 g, maximum diameter 9.5 mm, Massalia, Gaul (Marseilles, France) mint, obverse youthful head of Apollo right, sideburn whiskers are actually the letters ΠAP (with P retrograde), which is believed to be the artist’s signature; reverse 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 rare; SOLD

Celts, Gaul, Leuci, c. 70 - 52 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The Leuci were between the Mediomatrici on the north 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 Caesar; the Leuci, Sequani and Lingones were to supply Caesar with grain. Pliny gives them the title of Liberi. Lucan celebrates them in his poem as skilled in throwing the spear: "Optimus excusso Leucus Rhemusque lacerto."
WR49529. Cast potin, CCCBM III 398 - 404; Castelin 578 - 581, VF, weight 3.924 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 135o, Boviolles? mint, c. 70 - 52 B.C.; obverse crude stylized head left with three locks of hair, wearing wreath; reverse boar left, two semicircles between legs on exergue line below; SOLD

Celtic, Senones, Gaul (Area of Sens, France), c. 100 - 50 B.C.
Click for a larger photo About 387 B.C., the Senones routed the Roman army at Allia and then sacked Rome.
WR49532. Cast potin, De La Tour 7417, VF, weight 4.677 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 90o, obverse head of "wild man warrior" right, six locks of hair; reverse Celtic horse galloping left, pellet left and pellet below; scarce; SOLD



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