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Vindelici tiny silver coin
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:27:43 AM »
Do you call this a quinar, or rather an obol? It's a very small silver piece with its lovely Celtic horse that comes a-jingling around the corner. Or is it an equine weather vane, on its triangle perch?

Only 9 mm, 0.39 gr., silver, with a head to left on the obverse, with rope-like hair, and a jolly horse to left on the reverse. The reference given is Kellner 688, but I don't know that book. Type Manching 2, that's the name of an Iron Age settlement south of Bavarian Ingolstadt. A coin ascribed to the Vindelici, a powerful tribe of Celts in the south of Germany.

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