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Plate 3     Imported Coinage    <info>

Imported Coinage

Most of the coins imported into Britain were struck by the Ambiani tribe.

The first imports began about 125 B.C and coins continued to be imported until the end of the Gallic War.

 

Imported Gold and Silver Coinage    Gallo-Belgic XD and F    <info>

Gallo-Belgic XD (Diadem Type) has uncertain tribal origin.

Gallo-Belgic F (Triple-Tailed Horse Type) is traditionally associated with the Suessiones.

Gallo-Belgic XD78.0180.01 new81.01Gallo Belgic F85.01

John Talbot reports that this type may now be assigned to the Iceni. The distribution of many new finds since 1989 show the type to be British, and unlikely to be a Continental import.

85.01

85 - 01    Triple-Tailed Horse Type    60-50 B.C.    R
Gold Stater    6.20 gms.    19 mm

Earliest Record: Petavius, 1610

OBV: abstracted head right
Identifying points:
     1) corded-'V' to right of wreath with
         pellet-in-ring at base and
         'coffee bean' at end of arms

REV: disjointed horse right
Identifying points:
     1) triple-tail with pellet terminals

CLASSIFICATION: Gallo-Belgic F

NOTES: Two examples found in Britain, for range of types refer to Scheers Pl.                      VII, no. 174.
               Mack plate 34a is modern forgery see 85-1F.
               Standard weight given.
               Attributed to the Suessiones
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81.01

81 - 01    Diadem Type    65-50 B.C    ER
Silver Unit    13 mm

Earliest Record: Van Arsdell, 1989

OBV: Celticized head left
Identifying points:
     1) diadem
     2) elliptical eye
     3) flower on stem held in mouth
     4) heart-shaped ear
     5) beard made up of curved lines

REV: Celticized horse left
Identifying points:
     1) S-spiral held in mouth
     2) possibly a wheel above horse
     3) triangle and four pellets below head
     4) four pellets above head

CLASSIFICATION: Gallo-Belgic XD

78.01

78 - 01    Diadem Type    65-50 B.C.    ER
Gold Quarter Stater    11 mm

Earliest Record: Evans, 1890

OBV: Celticized head left
Identifying points:
     1) head wears diadem
     2) large curls of hair behind head

REV: Celticized horse left
Identifying points:
     1) bird-like object above horse
     2) wheel below horse

CLASSIFICATION: Gallo-Belgic XD

NOTES: Uncertain tribal origin.
                Possibly struck in Britain
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Imported Gold Coinage    Gallo-Belgic XC   <info>

Gallo-Belgic XC (VE Monogram Types has uncertain tribal origin.

Gallo-Belgic XC87.01

87.01

87 - 01    VE Monogram Type    55-50 B.C.    ER
Gold Stater    5.85 gms.    16 mm

Earliest Record: Evans, 1890

OBV: Digamma on blank field

REV: disjointed horse right
Identifying points:
     1) 'S' ornament below horse
     2) double exergual line

CLASSIFICATION: Gallo-Belgic XC1

NOTES: Scheers Cl. E-VI, Pl. VI, no. 157.
               No. 157 is modern Haslemere forgery, see 87-1F.
               Standard weight given.
               Uncertain tribal origin
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