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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Celtic & Tribal| > CE68115
Gallic Celts, Coriosolites, Ogmios and Boar Type, c. 75 - 50 B.C.
The Coriosolites (or Curiosolites or Curiosolitae) were a Celtic people in the region now called Brittany, mentioned by Julius Caesar several times. He describes the position of the Coriosolites on the ocean among the Armoric states, near the Veneti, Unelli, Osismi, and other tribes. No Coriosolites cities or roads are mentioned by the Romans. The name seems to be preserved in Corseul, a village between Dinan and Lamballe, where there are the remains of an old Roman town. We may conclude that, after the fashion of Gallic names, Corseul was the capital of the Coriosolites.Gaul
CE68115. Billon stater, cf. Cottam ABC 70, Delestrée-Tache 2340 - 2341, Allen-Nash 220, De la Tour 6634, VF, Northwest Gaul mint, weight 6.518g, maximum diameter 20.5mm, die axis 225o, c. 75 - 50 B.C.; obverse Celticized head right; reverse Celticized bird-headed horse right, head turned back, boar below; SOLD










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