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Offline Mark L3

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Can someone help me ID this coin
« on: September 10, 2021, 06:03:53 pm »
Hi!
Who's up for a challenge!
I purchased this coin listed as a Bronze Celtic Unit. the description said 'A Bronze Celtic Coin dating to about 50 A.D.'
Does anyone have any idea on whereabouts this coin is from? I believe the reverse has a horse on it, and when I looked around I couldn't find any Celtic coins with that style of horse legs.

Does anyone have any ideas??

The diameter is: 13.0/12.6mm (top-bottom/left-right)
The weight is: 1.54g

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Many thanks
Mark :)

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Re: Can someone help me ID this coin
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 07:04:11 am »
This is hard to attribute, as there's not much detail to go on.  The only clear distinguishing feature I see here is the horse with its unusual 'teardrop' legs. Horses usually figure on the reverse, suggesting the obverse is a head, for what may be a celtic imitation of Philip II of Macedonia.

Perhaps it's from the Danubian region, possibly a Kapostal type. See example.
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Re: Can someone help me ID this coin
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 08:21:04 am »
I think it is a Dunaszekcső type coin. A bit later than Kapostal type, though similar, and from the same region.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/x115206

Offline Jan P

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Re: Can someone help me ID this coin
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2022, 09:19:35 am »
The legs of the horse lead definitly to the Danube Celts.
http://www.romancoins.info/Celtic2.html = a site I found the two pictures here below on:
But simply the pictures of "Coin Danube Celts" on the www are interesting enough.
It is a pity the other side of your coin gives so little detail.

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Re: Can someone help me ID this coin
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2022, 10:02:11 am »
I wonder, would not your coin rather be a type with laurelled head?
Underneath, not a match but a coin with some details to compare:

 

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