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Here is my smallest and first celtic coin I bought.

it is for such a small coin so beautifull detailed that I had to add it into my collection.

This coin started my love for Celtic coins wich is growing more and more!

I think it is:

Boier, type ‘Athena Alkis’ (~200–100 BCE) AV 1/24 stater, 0. 33 g, 5 mm Obverse: head of Athena with her hair loose Reverse: Athena Alkis standing with shield and lance to the left  Ref: Paulsen 147/148

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25 minutes ago, LuckyLuudje said:

Here is my smallest and first celtic coin I bought.

it is for such a small coin so beautifull detailed that I had to add it into my collection.

This coin started my love for Celtic coins wich is growing more and more!

I think it is:

Boier, type ‘Athena Alkis’ (~200–100 BCE) AV 1/24 stater, 0. 33 g, 5 mm Obverse: head of Athena with her hair loose Reverse: Athena Alkis standing with shield and lance to the left  Ref: Paulsen 147/148

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Now that is a small coin! Celtic coins come small, but 5mm is pretty amazing.

I have very little gold, but I have this quarter stater - a massive 9mm 😁

Iceni ‘Irstead Smiler’ Gold Quarter Stater, 30-10BC
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Iceni tribe, Norfolk. Gold, 9mm, 1.06g. Branch projecting from latticed box divided into three, (ringed-pellet to right). Horse right with open head, beaded mane, large crescent and two rings above forming hidden smiling face, ringed-pellet behind and below (S 430).

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2 minutes ago, LuckyLuudje said:

That is a very nice coin with a bronze tone!

Mine is really SMALL. it is actually a litlle smaller than 5mm!😀

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You need a big holder so you don't lose it 😂

Mine has that bronze tone because the British Celts liked adulterating their gold with other metals. It probably has the same amount of gold as yours...

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