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I haven't seen a celtic thread yet, so I thought I would start one.
I posted this thread in the general forum. Maybe if there is enough interest, we will get a celtic forum someday? 😉

Here is one of my more recent pickups, a small obol type "Roseldorf" minted by the Boii.

 

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Boii. 1st century BC. Obol, 8mm, 0,82 g.
"Roseldorf II" type. 
Obv. Plain bulge
Rev. Celticized horse standing left;above torques with pellet to the left;below pellet in torques. 
Literature: Kellner Taf. 43, 1006; Dembski, KHM 758ff.; Slg. Flesche 468.


It doesn't matter if it's silver, bronze, potin or even gold, post your celtic coins down below! 

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Great call Salt! And cool coin😎

Here's a hair of the dog:

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I had posted this coin and the story behind its acquisition on a previous ancient coin website, but the coin is worth a re-posting here especially since I just changed my avatar to be the obverse!

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I bought this coin solely for its artistry -- abstract modern art that was created 2000 years ago.  Still awe-inspiring and breathtaking!

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20 minutes ago, idesofmarch01 said:

abstract modern art that was created 2000 years ago.  Still awe-inspiring and breathtaking!

absolutely!!...breathtaking coin! 🙂

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Still one of my favourite coins....

Britannia, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni. Cunobelin. Circa 9-41 AD. AE Unit (2.437 g, 14mm).
Obv: Winged head left, CVNO in front, BELIN behind.
Rev: Metal worker, presumably the smith god known as Sucellus in parts of Gaul, sitting on a solid seat with a detached upright back, holding an L-shaped hammer in his right hand, left hand holding a metal bowl, there is always a distinct bun of hair behind the smith's head, TASCIO (Tascionus his father) behind, beaded border.
Van Arsdell 2097; ABC 2969; SCBC 342. Hobbs 1972-83;..VF.

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Eastern Europe. Imitations of Philip II of Macedon. Circa 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.13g, 4h). Zigzag Group (Zickzackgruppe). Mint in the middle Danube region (Hungary). Obv: Stylized laureate head of Zeus left. Rev: Stylized rider, devolved to curved lines, on horseback left; zigzag line (in form of a series of Λs) above, ornaments around. Ref: OTA 460; Flesche 568; KMW 1386. Good Very Fine. Lightly toned, spots of green encrustation. Ex Hirsch 336 (7 Feb 2018), Lot 2009. Ex CNG 115 (16 Sept 2020), Lot 374. 

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Danubian Celts:
Drachm versions of the 2 below seem a little harder to find. Tets were used in trade, Drachmae were used in local commerce...
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Celt Imit Philip II 2nd C BCE AR Drachm ~2g Zeus Horse pellet-in-annulet above Kugelwangel type- Danube Valley - Kostial 508 OTA 204


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Celtic Imitation Philip II 2nd C BCE AR Drachm ~2g Kugelwangel type- Danube Valley - pecunum auction

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1 hour ago, Edessa said:

Eastern Europe. Imitations of Philip II of Macedon. Circa 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.13g, 4h). Zigzag Group (Zickzackgruppe). Mint in the middle Danube region (Hungary). Obv: Stylized laureate head of Zeus left. Rev: Stylized rider, devolved to curved lines, on horseback left; zigzag line (in form of a series of Λs) above, ornaments around. Ref: OTA 460; Flesche 568; KMW 1386. Good Very Fine. Lightly toned, spots of green encrustation. Ex Hirsch 336 (7 Feb 2018), Lot 2009. Ex CNG 115 (16 Sept 2020), Lot 374. 

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@EdessaIncredible style. I love the obverse.

 

1 hour ago, Alegandron said:

Danubian Celts:
Drachm versions of the 2 below seem a little harder to find. Tets were used in trade, Drachmae were used in local commerce...
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Celt Imit Philip II 2nd C BCE AR Drachm ~2g Zeus Horse pellet-in-annulet above Kugelwangel type- Danube Valley - Kostial 508 OTA 204


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Celtic Imitation Philip II 2nd C BCE AR Drachm ~2g Kugelwangel type- Danube Valley - pecunum auction

@AlegandronGreat coins! Kugelwange Drachme are for sure on my buy list, havent had to chance to get a nice one yet.

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I love seeing so much interest in celtic coins!

Here is another one of my pieces:

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AR Tetradrachm 2./1. centuries BC, Pannonia
"Eselohr-Typ", 13,14 g
Obv. Stylized head of Zeus looking right
Rev. Stylised rider on horseback to the left

Dembski 1098, Göbl, Ostkelten Typ 156, Kostial 439, Slg. Flesche 598

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CELTIBERIA:
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BOLSKAN Spain AR silver denarius 204-154 BC. Head r beard -N behind - Horseman spear, Iberian PMAN BOLSCAN Burgos 1501 Villaronga 3

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Spain BOLSKAN Æ Semis 25mm 8.0g 1st C BCE Bearded male hd R Horseman galloping R holding spear star SNG Cop 325 Burgos 1918

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Iberia Secaisa Segeda AE 25 2nd-1st C BC Male Hd Dolphin Horseman Galloping

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Happy to see a celtic thread. They are definitely underappreciated and are so interesting in terms of history and designs. 

Fantastic coin @idesofmarch01, one of the most striking gold coins issued by a celtic people. 

The first is my profile picture. It seems to be a purely celtic design, not replicating a roman type. It previously was attributed to the Remi but it is now thought to be the coinage of a travelling mint, striking coins for gallic auxiliares. 

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Gallia Belgica, Uncertain, AR quinarius (1.84g, 15mm), 60-30 BC. LT.7191 - DT.640

Obv. : ATEVLA, Winged male bust left, wearing torc. Rev. : VLATOS, Ornate horse right, pentagram between its legs

 

This one came very recently in my collection. This is a common type and the reverse isn't special but the three jugate busts is not something you see everyday. Is there any other coin type issued before this one that feature three jugate busts? I personally didn't find any.

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Gallia Belgica, Remi, AE unit (14mm, 2.59g), 60-40 BC. LT.8040 - DT.593 

Obv. : REMO, three male jugate busts left. Rev. : [REMO], winged deity holding whip and driving biga left

 

This type is hard to get decently centered and struck. The reverse legend is almost totally out of flan, but the warrior is in wonderful condition for the type.

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Southeast Gaul, Allobroges, AR quinarius (1.93g, 15mm), ca. 75 BC. DT.3157 - RIG.148 

Obv. : DVRNACOS, Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. : AVSCRO, Warrior on horseback right, holding long spear.

 

And my first celtic coin!

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Gallia Belgica, Treveri, AR quinarius, 80-50 BC. LT.9383 - DT.201 

Obv. : Stylised horse left, ring between its legs. Rev. : Seated person left.

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8 hours ago, idesofmarch01 said:

Wow!  Quite the visual feast!  Two thumbs up!

Thanks 🙂. I was inspired by the collage you posted on Coin Talk ("In Lieu of a Top Ten List") (which is stunning BTW)

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@DCCR, I am curious to know if you photographed your coins in one big pile, or combined multiple photos into one image.  A most admirable collection.   My only Celtic coin is my avatar.  

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51 minutes ago, Hrefn said:

@DCCR, I am curious to know if you photographed your coins in one big pile, or combined multiple photos into one image.  A most admirable collection.   My only Celtic coin is my avatar.  

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It's a virtual tray -- a collage of separate images combined using software like Photoshop Elements.  It's fun but time-consuming to do.  

My own collage is in the Gallery area of this site -- just click the Gallery link at the top of the page:

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3 hours ago, Hrefn said:

@DCCR, I am curious to know if you photographed your coins in one big pile, or combined multiple photos into one image.

That's a lovely wolf. Quite a few have the heads missing for some reason, so it's great to see the jaws and teeth.  It's a collage put together in Photoshop like@idesofmarch01 said.  These photos are just piles. It's faster to make the image this way, but putting them back into the trays is a pain 😂

 

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4 hours ago, DCCR said:

That's a lovely wolf. Quite a few have the heads missing for some reason, so it's great to see the jaws and teeth.  It's a collage put together in Photoshop like@idesofmarch01 said.  These photos are just piles. It's faster to make the image this way, but putting them back into the trays is a pain 😂

 

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Lots of great coins in this pile! Very cool display. 

On 5/28/2022 at 12:30 PM, idesofmarch01 said:

I had posted this coin and the story behind its acquisition on a previous ancient coin website, but the coin is worth a re-posting here especially since I just changed my avatar to be the obverse!

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I bought this coin solely for its artistry -- abstract modern art that was created 2000 years ago.  Still awe-inspiring and breathtaking!

This is a spectacular coin and a wonderful addition. I love the abstract design. 

On 5/30/2022 at 2:04 PM, Edessa said:

Eastern Europe. Imitations of Philip II of Macedon. Circa 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.13g, 4h). Zigzag Group (Zickzackgruppe). Mint in the middle Danube region (Hungary). Obv: Stylized laureate head of Zeus left. Rev: Stylized rider, devolved to curved lines, on horseback left; zigzag line (in form of a series of Λs) above, ornaments around. Ref: OTA 460; Flesche 568; KMW 1386. Good Very Fine. Lightly toned, spots of green encrustation. Ex Hirsch 336 (7 Feb 2018), Lot 2009. Ex CNG 115 (16 Sept 2020), Lot 374. 

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Nice coin! I've always thought this was an interesting design. 

On 5/31/2022 at 5:48 PM, AncientJoe said:

@idesofmarch01's coin (and avatar) take the cake but here's my related Parisii stater, a few grades lower than his but still a proud resident in my collection:

 

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Stunning as always. What a wonderful coin. 

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