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Karlos

Celtic Coin

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Hello!

A few years back I came across a Celtic coin. To keep this short, the coin was sent off to Oxford University for identification.

Once at Oxford, they informed me that they had no record of anything like it before! Photos were taken and it was also listed in the Numismatic journal at the time. The description said –

“Obv. Horse1. Two Pronged motif, Uncertain objects around. Ref. horse r. uncertain motif and three rings above, ring in front and below. Weight 4.55g. This has defied all attempts at identification.â€

I still have all the documentation form Oxford and a couple of other specialists.

I was looking around on this forum above and thought I would post this and a photo to see what people’s thoughts on it were!

Thanks

Karl

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Why don't you take a look at Philip de Jersey's book "Celtic Coinage in Britain". Try page33. Illustration 48 shows a North Thames unit that seems to be a clearer example of your coin. You don't say whether it is bronze or silver, but the picture is attributed to the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford. A coincidence?

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Hi,

It was Dr De Jersey that actually wrote the information and headed up the find.

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I can confirm the information I have is that the coin is a "Bronze core with gold spots".

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So his identification would put it as one of Addedomaros coins? but he doesn't mention gilding of any.

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I have found the article its self from the website. Hope this helps? -

"3. Uncertain attribution, stater core (CCI 01.0623).

Obv. horse 1., two-pronged motif above, uncertain objects

around.

Rev. horse r., uncertain motif and three rings above, ring

in front and below.

Weight: 4.55 g.

Chichester, West Sussex.

Found by Mr Karl L while digging in the back

garden of his house. This bronze core (there are a few

flecks of gold intact on the reverse) has defied all

attempts at identification. The presence of a horse on

both sides is unusual, particularly on a stater. Its origins

are perhaps more likely to lie in Belgica than in southern

Britain.

P. de J."

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Sounds as though you have a unique coin there! It is something numismatists dream of. Hang on to it!!! :D

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Thanks Geordie!

I love it, and its what made me get into collecting more to be honest!

What would something like that actually be worth? or is that really a 'How longs a piece of string' question?

Cheers

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Thanks Geordie!

I love it, and its what made me get into collecting more to be honest!

What would something like that actually be worth? or is that really a 'How longs a piece of string' question?

Cheers

I wouldn't guess a value.It would need correct marketing etc for publicity to the Celtic collectors.One thing though it is in poor condition which will work against it.

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Hi Peter,

Sorry for the late reply!

Yes the coins not in the best of conditions at all.

It has got me wondering though, maybe I need to look harder in the garden and see if there any more laying about! :D

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