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Offline redwine

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Bellovaques quarter stater
« on: May 30, 2017, 02:38:22 PM »
BELLOVAQUES (Région de Beauvais) Quart de statère d'or à l'astre, cheval à droite
LT7239 var (listed under Veliocasses, neighbours of the Bellovaques)
Gold
Medal aligned
(face right adorned with a star)
(horse right with sun above)
1.45g
10.5mm

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Re: Bellovaques quarter stater
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 11:30:24 AM »
Congratulations, redwine. A prize piece. Your ancestors, Vercingétorix and Astérix would have agreed that one Celt is worth a bunch of Romans. ;) It may be fun to find out what the original example was.

Also, keep in mind cavaros' thesis that Celtic art is not a copy of Roman art, but an original interpretation. There's something to discover here: what is the essence of Celtic art? Maybe a glass of red would help? Beauvais is too much to the North, so counting without beer, whites and champagne, the nearest would be the wines of Dijon: Gevrey-Chambertin, Côtes-de-Nuits, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aloxe-Corton... A bit pricey. How about an apple cider? :)

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Re: Bellovaques quarter stater
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 03:47:43 PM »
Thank you Peter.   ;D
You should read Ancient Celtic coin art by Simon Lilly.  And BTW I never thought the Celts copied their abstractions.  Neither did Picasso  8)
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Re: Bellovaques quarter stater
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 10:58:56 PM »
A beautiful tiny horse and eye coin, and eye candy at that.
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