Celtic Coinage of Britain

third edition

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Gold Colour Over time


Numismatic Articles


Van Arsdell 1989b



This article appeared in the pages of Spink's Numismatic Circular, and is available here with appreciation to Spink and Son, Ltd.




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Gold colour of the British Stater over Time


This image attempts to show the change in gold colour over time as the moneyers adjusted the gold/silver/copper ratios of the alloys.


Displaying colour on a screen is an extremely complicated process, however, and viewers should not assume the colours shown here are accurate.