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The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« on: May 07, 2017, 06:23:20 PM »
1.47g
11.7mm
Silver

Now I'm worried!  This has many Celtic qualities.  But is it?
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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 11:35:14 PM »
Yes, it is.   :)

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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 06:18:59 AM »
Many thanks Afrasi. ;D
Is it from your part of the World?
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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 07:28:46 AM »
Would I be right in thinking süddeutschland vindelici? A quinarius of the Vindelici of Southern Germany?
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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 12:43:13 PM »
Is it from your part of the World?

No, not Africa.  ;)

I asked some friends for help, but I am sure about the Celtig origin.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 09:15:37 PM by Afrasi »

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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 09:25:41 PM »
Seems to be a more difficult case for my specialist friend. Until now:

Without any doubt Eastern Celts, but weight and diametre do not fit: Too heavy for an Obol and too small for a drachm ...
May be it is from La Tène, because of the bad silver ...

He will look around a little bit more to identify your coin.  :)

Patience is all!

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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 09:47:14 PM »
Metrics confirmed.
Many thanks for your assistance  ;D
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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 10:07:02 PM »
Not Eastern Celtic

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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 07:26:36 AM »
I think Afrasi is referring to the Celts of Southern Germany.  I take it 'Eastern Celts' refers to the east of todays Germany?
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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 07:02:38 PM »
It looks more southern English, possibly Iceni

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Re: The last obolish piece of unknown origin
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 12:31:37 PM »
There is a similarish piece design wise here
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