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#1 Karlos

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

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.”

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!
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

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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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

Hi,

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

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

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

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:08 PM

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

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:41 AM

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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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

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

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:40 AM

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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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

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?

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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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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

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