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Offline c0zmic

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Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:26:43 PM »
Any Ideas About This Interesting Coin...

12mm
0.96g

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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 08:13:57 PM »
So far I think it may be an Iceni 'Andraste' coin.  Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 11:09:08 PM »
Neat piece, certainly in Celtics style, nice deep strike. Our Celtics coin champion is Cavaros. Why not send him a PM?

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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 02:15:23 PM »
The head is indeed unusual. Also interesting is the fact that the Taranis wheel is multi-spoked, as opposed to the more common four spoked wheels. This, and the rich ornamentation, suggests the Belgae tribes, possibly the Treviri:

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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 06:25:12 PM »
The head side is a contender for "earliest depiction of a guy smoking a joint"  8)

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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 07:16:50 PM »
The head side is a contender for "earliest depiction of a guy smoking a joint"  8)

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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 12:07:30 AM »
Waking this one up after a 4 year silence, if only because it's a beauty of a coin:

ABC 1513
Van Arsdell 81

Both suggest it's 'extremely/excessively rare', i.e. less than 5 / 15 known.
Neither entry has the detail at the top of the die - the wheel.

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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 10:04:24 AM »
It's never too late for an identification, rightea. Great way to enter here. Thank you.

We don't get to see a lot of Celts, but we have our enthousiasts and you can single-handedly change the frequency of us looking at Celts. While at present we'd mostly produce ahs and ohs, you could educate us and attract other Celti coin collectors...

Peter
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Re: Unknown Celtic Coin, 12mm, 0.96g, unusual head
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 01:07:41 PM »
Thanks Peter,

I'm no expert, but I've read a lot books by experts.  :D

I'll start up a fresh thread in Celts, and post a few shiny pics...