Celtic Coins

Celtic Coins

Celtic coinage was minted by the Celts from the late 4th century BC to the late 1st century BC. Celtic coins were influenced by trade with and the supply of mercenaries to the Greeks, and initially copied Greek designs, especially Macedonian coins from the time of Philip II of Macedon and his son, Alexander the Great. Thus Greek motifs and even letters can be found on various Celtic coins, especially those of southern France.

Northern Gaulish coins were especially influenced by the coinage of Philip II of Macedon and his famous son Alexander the Great.[2] Celtic coins often retained Greek subjects, such as the head of Apollo on the obverse and two-horse chariot on the reverse of the gold stater of Philip II, but developed their own style from that basis, allowing for the development of a Graeco-Celtic synthesis.

After this first period in which Celtic coins rather faithfully reproduced Greek types, designs started to become more symbolic, as exemplified by the coinage of the Parisii in the Belgic region of northern France.

The images found on Celtic coins include giants trailing severed heads on rope, horsemen charging into battle, gods and goddesses, skulls and chariot wheels, thunderbolts and lightning, the sun and the moon. They are miniature masterpieces of surreal art.

Over 45,000 of the ancient British and Gaulish coins discovered in Britain have been recorded at the Oxford Celtic Coin Index. The Trinovantian tribal oppidum of Camulodunon (modern Colchester) was minting large numbers of coins in the First centuries BC and AD, which have been found across Southern Britain. Common motifs on the Camulodunon coins included horses and wheat/barley sheafs, with the names of the rulers written mostly in Latin script, and more rarely in Greek.

CELTIC GAUL, Senons. Potin unit, horse

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SUPERB CELTIC SILVER DRACHMA COIN - 200 BC

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Celtic Anonymous Silver Coin 1st Century BC

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Celtic Anonymous Silver Coin bull head 200-118 BC

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Celtic, Bronze Ring Proto-Money, 800-500 B.C. ****Price Per Piece*****

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SUPERB CELTIC SILVER DRACHMA COIN - 200 BC

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LOT OF 4 UNCERTAIN LARGE SIZES CELTIC COINS - SILVER

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CELTIC GAUL, Remi. Potin unit, warrior

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SUPERB CELTIC SILVER DRACHMA COIN - 200 BC

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VERY STRANGE ANCIENT GREEK COIN AE , CELTIC IMITTATING ?

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Celtic Anonymous Silver Coin Ear of corn 10-41 AD

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ANCIENT GREEK SILVER COIN CELTIC DRACHM PHILLIP 1.7gr 16.7mm

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600-400 BC Celtic Bronze Ring Money, 2 Rings

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