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Ancient Coins of Gaul

Celts, Gaul, Ambiani, c. 90 - 80 B.C.

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Celtic facing heads are of unusual style and rare.


Ex Elsen Auction 84 #40 sold for 170 Euros plus commissions.
CE17574. Bronze AE 11, Scheers 366, VF, weight 1.193 g, maximum diameter 11.2 mm, die axis 0o, Ambiani mint, obverse facing head; reverse sea monster; green patina; SOLD


Celts, Gaul, Leuci, c. 70 - 52 B.C.

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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."
CE40894. Cast potin, CCCBM III 398 - 404; Castelin 578 - 581, gVF, weight 2.750 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 90o, 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


Armoricans, Channel Islands, Celtic Gaul, c. 1st Century B.C.

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CE43708. Billon stater, De la Tour 6598, F, rough reverse, weight 6.460 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, c. 75 - 50 B.C.; obverse Celticized head right; reverse stylized horse right, boar beneath; SOLD


Celtic, Volcae-Arecomici, Gaul, 77 - 44 B.C.

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The Volcae Arecomici surrendered of their own accord to the Roman Republic in 121 B.C., after which they occupied the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis (the area around modern day Narbonne), the southern part of Gallia Transalpina. They held their assemblies in the sacred wood of Nemausus, the site of modern Nîmes.
GB90907. Bronze AE 14, CCCBM III 215 - 230, Castelin 109-110, De la Tour 2677, Depeyrot NC I 142, SNG Dreer 77, Blanchet fig. 475, VF, green patina, tight flan, weight 1.344 g, maximum diameter 14.3 mm, die axis 180o, Nemausus(?) mint, 77 - 44 B.C.; obverse VOLCAE, diademed head of Artemis right; reverse togate male standing slightly left, palm frond before, AREC upwards on right; SOLD


Massalia, Gaul, 4th Century B.C.

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GS17168. Silver obol, SNG Delepierre 51, SNG Cop 723, VF, nice metal, weight 0.689 g, maximum diameter 11.7 mm, Massalia, Gaul (Marseilles, France) mint, 4th century B.C.; obverse young head of Apollo left; reverse wheel of four spokes; MA within; SOLD


Massalia, Gaul, c. 149 - 40 B.C.

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GB80741. Bronze AE 15, Lindgren 131, SNG Cop 810, De La Tour 1673, F, weight 2.300 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 225o, Massalia, Gaul (Marseilles, France) mint, c. 149 - 40 B.C.; obverse head of Apollo right; reverse MAΣΣ, bull butting to right; SOLD


Celts, Gaul, Sequani, c. 100 - 50 B.C.

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Some of the Celtic tribes that maintained close relations with Rome issued equivalent coins to facilitate trade. The Sequani asked for Caesar's help against Ariovistus but later they joined Vercingetorix' party against Caesar at Alesia.
CE57615. Silver quinarius, De la Tour 5550, VF, off-center, weight 1.958 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, obverse TOGIRIX, helmeted head left (Roma?); reverse TOGIRIX, horse galloping left; toned; SOLD


Celtic, Remi, Northeast Gaul, 1st Century B.C.

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CE54314. Potin unit, CCCBM III 477, Castelin Zürich 328, De La Tour 8145, Delestrée-Tache 220, VF, broken, partial, weight 2.807 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 270o, 1st century B.C.; obverse figure seated facing, with legs crossed, holding torc and plait of hair; reverse boar standing right; snake-like ornament and star above, star below; SOLD


Celts, Leuci, Eastern Central Gaul, c. 100 - 55 B.C.

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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."
CE53996. Potin unit, CCBM III 303, Delestrée-Tache 229, de la Tour 9155, Scheers 187, aVF, edge chips, pits, weight 2.986 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 255o, c. 100 - 55 B.C.; obverse helmeted head left, floral ornament before; reverse bull butting right, fleur-de-lis above; scarce type; SOLD


Celts, Gaul, Ambiani, 100 - 50 B.C.

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CE17622. Bronze AE 14, De la Tour 8403, VF, weight 1.568 g, maximum diameter 14.0 mm, die axis 285o, c. 1st century B.C.; obverse head right; reverse facing head above horse; green patina; SOLD




    




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