Ancient Celtic, Vandals, and "Barbarous" Coins


Vandals!
Pseudo-Imperial coinage, c. 440-490 AD. Bronze nummus, possibly Carthage mint. Laureate and draped bust right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch; cross in right field. 10.0 mm, 0.85 g. ref: BMC Vandals 21-31. F/VF, chocolate-brown patina & light earthen green deposits. Incredibly nice for these! #CC2003: $199

Vandals!
Early 5th Century AD.
Vandal imitation of a late Roman small bronze coin. Bust of ruler right, garbled inscription around / inscription within wreath. Tiny 10.5 mm, 0.82 g. Rare and very nice for the type, with olive-green patina and earthen deposits. #10MM2: $150


Celtic Tribes of Iberia (Spain). Iberia, Bilbilis. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. HUGE Bronze As. Bare male head right; Iberian "S" behind; before, dolphin upward / Warrior, holding spear, on horseback right. 27 mm, 13.22 g. ref: ACIP 1567; CNH 1; SNG BM Spain 858. Fine, brown patina. ex-CNG. Incredible and HUGE! #CC2002: $250

Ancient Celtic. Iberia, Orosi tribes. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. Bronze AE 24 coin. Draped male bust right; three dolphins around / Horseman riding right, holding spear, Iberian legend below. 23.8 mm, 9.34 g. ref: ACIP 1509; SNG BM Spain 820-1. Fine, brown patina. #CC2026: $150



Celtic, Northwest Gaul. Senones, 100-50 BC. Potin Unit. Head right with 6 strands of hair / Horse galloping left, two pellets. 17 mm, 5.02 g. ref: De La Tour 7417. Great green patina! #CC2045: $125


Celtic, Northwest Gaul. Senones, 100-50 BC. Potin Unit. Head right with 6 strands of hair / Horse galloping left, two pellets. 19 mm, 4.52 g. ref: De La Tour 7417. Great green patina! #CC2046: $125


Celtic, mint in the region of Transylvania, c. 2nd Century BC. Large silver tetradrachm, imitating an issue of Philip II of Macedon. Stylized laureate head of Zeus right / Stylized horse advancing left within incuse circle. 23mm, 7.69 g. ref: OTA 303; KMW 1225. VF, toned. From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 144 (26 July 2006), lot 1; ex-CNG. #CC2048: $275


Celtic, ancient Danube Basin, c. 3rd-2nd Century BC. Large silver tetradrachm, imitating an issue of Philip III of Macedon. Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / Stylized Zeus seated left, holding an eagle and sceptre, blundered legend "PHILIPPOY" behind, monograms around. 28 mm, 15.34 g. ref: Lanz 920ff. Nice detail on reverse. ex-Gitbud & Naumann numismatics, Germany. #CC2027: $225

Vandals!
Pseudo-Imperial coinage, c. 440-490 AD. Bronze nummus, possibly Carthage mint. Laureate and draped bust left, "gobbledygook" inscription around / Stylized goddess standing right. 12 mm, 1.10 g. ref: BMC Vandals 21-31v. F/VF, chocolate-brown patina & light earthen green deposits. #CC2031: $150



Celtic Oretani. Semis of 90 BC. War-coin, Iberian mint.
Very well preserved Oretani Semis War-coin type 2 struck at Kastele around the 90 BC. Bears bilingual Iberian and Latin alphabet. Nice dark patina. Laureated man head right, CN behind, VOC. ST. F / Standing bull right, FVL. CN behind, Iberian letters KaSTeLE below, CN and crescent above. 23 mm, 10.9 g.
#GV0589: $150

Celtic, c. 3rd century BC. Great bronze coin imitating a Greek coin of Hieron from Syracuse, Sicily. Stylized, Celticized head right / Ornamented trident, between two dolphins. 23 mm, 5.16 g. ref: BMC 530var (Celtic). Olive-green patina. Neat type!
#CC2036: $125



Ancient Celtic Geto-Dacian Tribes, c. 2nd-1st Century BC.
Base-silver didrachm of Inotesti Racoasa type imitating Philip III of Macedon (359-336 BC). Laureate (slylized) bust of Zeus right / Very stylized horse walking rt. with rider made up of dots and a leg. 23 mm, 7.73 g. These tribes were located in eastern Wallachia and southern Moldavia. Interesting and very rare piece! #8321: $110


Roman, Gallic Empire! (Celtic). Tetricus I, 271-274 AD. Bronze antoninianus c. 270-273 AD. Radiate, cuirassed bust right, IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG / Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre, PAX AVG around (garbled). 18 mm, 2.76 g. ref: RIC V-2, 100 var. Crude imitative style. Cool! #CR2666: $99


Claudius, 41-54 AD. Large bronze As, Romano-British (Celtic) imitation! His bare head left, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP / Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm, S-C across field (SC with retrograde S!). 28 mm, 8.10 g. ref: Cohen 84. Rare!!! #CR2663: $150


Gallic Empire. Tetricus II, 274 AD. As Caesar. Bronze Antoninianus. His radiate, draped bust right, C PIV ESV TETRICS CAES /Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe, only one leg visible through robe, SPES AVGG. 18 mm, 2.10 g. ref: Cunetio 2655, Elmer 793, Appleshaw hoard 470, RIC V-2, 270 var. Great green patina! Very stylized 'Celtic' form. #CR2698: $99


Gallic Empire. Tetricus II, 274 AD. Bronze coin. His radiate, draped bust right, C PIV ESV TETRICS CAES /Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe, SPES AVGG. 12.5 mm, 0.96 g. ref: Cunetio 2655, Elmer 793, Appleshaw hoard 470, RIC V-2, 270 var (bust type). Great green patina! Very stylized 'Celtic' form. Nice green patina, nicer than photo. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CC2024: $50


Celtic Iberia, Spain, Castulo, 2nd Century BC AE Semis. Diademed and beardless male head right / Bull standing right, crescent above, Iberian legend CASTULO below. 18 mm, 4.24 g. ref: Burgos 560, SNGCop213-216. Nice for these! #CC2038: $150


Sphinx! Celtic Iberia, Kastilo. Early 2nd century BC. Large bronze As. Diademed male head resembling Augustus right / Sphinx standing right; star and [Iberian KO] to right. 26.5 mm, 16.01 g. and thick! ACIP 2113; SNG BM Spain 1232–43. #CC2041: $199


Celtic Spain, Obulco. c. 150 BC. Huge bronze As. Diademed head right, OBVLCO; CX behind / L. AIMIL/M.IVNI in two lines across field; plow left above; grain ear and X below; AID vertically to right. big 28.5 mm, 19.31 g. ref: Burgos 1395, Villaronga 16. #CC2039: $150


Celtic Spain, Obulco. Ca 150 BC. Huge bronze As. Diademed head right, OBVLCO; CX behind / L. AIMIL/M.IVNI in two lines across field; plow left above; grain ear and X below; AID vertically to right. Big 29 mm, 13.32 g. ref: Burgos 1395, Villaronga 16. #CC2040: $125

Celtic Spain, Castulo. Bronze As. Male head left, L QVL F O ISC F / Europa riding bull right, veil billowing above her head, M C F. Burgos 747; Villaronga 70. 26 mm, 11.82 g. #CC2042: $75



Ancient Celtic. "Barbarous" coin imitating a Roman coin of Constantine I the Great (307-337 AD). Struck by the Pannonian Celts, Danube River region. "Celticized" bust left, in helmet and armor, garbled Celtic inscription around / Two Victories standing holding standard, garbled Celtic inscription around. Lovely dark coppery patina. 18 mm, 2.62 g. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY; from my own personal collection! #CC2013: $125


Ancient Celtic. "Barbarous" coin imitating a Roman coin of Constantine I the Great (307-337 AD). Struck by the Pannonian Celts, Danube River region. "Celticized" bust right, in helmet and armor, garbled Celtic inscription around / Two Victories standing holding standard, garbled Celtic inscription around. Lovely dark coppery patina. 17.5 mm, 1.58 g. Olive-green patina. Nice detail, better than photo. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY; from my own personal collection! #CC2015: $125


Ancient Celtic. "Barbarous" coin imitating a Roman coin of Constantine I the Great (307-337 AD). Struck by the Pannonian Celts, Danube River region. "Celticized" bust right, in helmet and armor, garbled Celtic inscription around / Two Victories standing holding standard, garbled Celtic inscription around. Beautiful glossy olive-green patina. Great detail, nicer than photo. 19 mm, 2.80 g. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY; from my own personal collection! #CC2016: $125


Ancient Celtic. "Barbarous" coin imitating a Roman coin of Augustus Caesar! Struck c. 27 BC - 14 AD during the reign of Augustus. Radiate head of Augustus left / S-C either side of large altar. Similar to ref. Sear 1789. 22 mm, 4.37 g. Coppery patina with olive-green earthen deposits. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY; from my own personal collection! #CC2022: $150


Ancient Celtic. "Barbarous" coin imitating a Roman coin of Constantius II (337-361 AD). Diademed bust right, garbled Celtic inscription around / Soldier leaping up and spearing fallen Barbarian horseman, garbled Celtic inscription around. Dark coppery tone, nice detail, better than photo. 21.5 mm, 3.98 g. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY; from my own personal collection! #CC2018: $125

Vandals!
Pseudo-Imperial coinage, c. 440-490 AD. Bronze nummus. Laureate and draped bust right, "gobbledygook" inscription around / Stylized Victory standing left. Tiny 11 mm, 1.02 g. Dark coppery patina. Decent detail, nicer than photo. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY; from my own personal collection! #CC2025: $75



Claudius, 41-54 AD. Bronze As. Likely a Romano-British "Celtic" imitation! His bare head left, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP / Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm, S-C across field. 25 mm, 5.23 g. ref: RIC 100, Sear 1861, Cohen 84. Nice coppery tone. #CR2766: $99



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Celtic Spain. Castulo tribes of Iberia, c. 200-50 BC. Bronze quadrantes. Diademed youthful male portrait rt / Bull standing r., crescent moon above. Great bull, lots of character! Uncleaned, as found. 12x15 mm. #4277: $60 SOLD

Ancient Celtic silver drachm "of" Alexander the Great, 332-323 BC. Head of Herakles rt, in lion-skin headdress / Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monogram beside. No inscription! An absolutely gorgeous depiction of the Greek god Zeus. 17 mm. #122: $175 SOLD

Celtic Spain. Castulo tribes of Iberia, c. 200-50 BC. Bronze quadrantes. Diademed youthful male portrait rt / Bull standing r., crescent moon above. Great stylistic representation! Nice detail and olive-green patina. 17x15 mm. #4268: $95 SOLD



Celtic Spain. Castulo tribes of Iberia, c. 200-50 BC. Bronze quadrantes. Diademed youthful male portrait rt / Bull standing rt., crescent moon above. 19x15 mm, 3.93 g. Great bull, lots of character! Uncleaned, as found. #CC2001: $75 SOLD

Celtic Gaul, c. 1st century BC. Bronze "wheel money".
Four-spoked wheel. 15.4 mm, 1.70 g. ref: Victoor IX-2b.
VF, blue-gray patina. Nice for the type! #CC2004: $199
SOLD



Ancient Celtic Tribes, c. Late 4th century BC. Great large Celtic silver tetradrachm, set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. A Celtic type imitating a tetradrachm of Philip III of Macedon, 323-317 BC. Celticized Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle & scepter, Garbled Celtic inscription to right / A bulbous blob indicating the head of Herakles (on the original Greek version). A neat coin, almost cup-shaped. Coin F-VF or better, good bright silver. 34 mm diameter, weighs 17.55 grams (total). ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CC2047: $325 SOLD

Ancient Celtic silver tetradrachm imitating Alexander the Great (336-323 BC). Great style! Head of Herakles rt. in Nemean lion-skin headdress / Celticized Zeus enthroned left, with eagle & scepter. Barbarous "gobbledeegook" inscription around. Big and chunky 27 mm. #003: SOLD

Celtic Spain. Castulo tribes of Iberia, c. 200-50 BC. Bronze semis. Diademed youthful male portrait rt, Iberian script / Bull standing r., crescent moon above. Nice coin with great style! Uncleaned, as found. Measures 20 mm. #4257: $95 SOLD

Ancient Celtic large silver tetradrachm, minted at the Greek island of Thasos, 2nd century BC. Bust of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy / A rather swishy Herakles holding club, drapery over shoulder. Celticized-Greek inscription HEPAKLEOYS SOTHPOS THASION. Large 32 mm, 16.26 grams. Slightly wavy flan common to these. Excellent detail! #21031x2-n1u7 SOLD


Ancient Danube Basin, 2nd Century BC. Silver drachm imitating an issue of Alexander the Great or Philip III of Macedon. 3.13g. 19mm. Stylized head of Herakles rt., wearing lion's skin. / Stylized Zeus seated lt., holding an eagle and sceptre, blundered legend behind. Cf.Gobl 595. Some flatness as per the type, but struck in better metal for the issue. Nice! #mtp340: $89 SOLD

Ancient Celtic. Northwest Gaul, Senones. C. 150-100 BC.
Potin Unit. Stylized head right, with wild hair / Stylized horse standing left; pellets around. 18.5 mm, 3.74 g. ref: D&T 2640; CCCBM III 389-87. VF, black patina with earthen deposits, attractive and rare! #CC2007: $199
SOLD

Ancient Celtic. Northwest Gaul. Senones. C. 150-100 BC. Potin Unit. Stylized Celtic head right, with wild hair / Stylized horse standing left; pellets around. 18.2 mm, 4.39 g. ref: D&T 2640; CCCBM III 389-87. Fine, black patina. #CC2028: $199 SOLD

Celtic Spain. Castulo tribes of Iberia, c. 200-50 BC. Bronze semis. Diademed youthful male portrait right, Iberian script / Bull standing right, crescent moon above. 19x21 mm, 4.94 g. Black patina, great style! Blurry photo. #CC2037: $75 SOLD

Ancient Celtic large silver tetradrachm, minted at the Greek island of Thasos, 2nd century BC. Bust of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy / A rather swishy Herakles holding club, drapery over shoulder. Celticized-Greek inscription. 32 mm diameter. #120: $250 SOLD

Ancient Celtic large silver tetradrachm! Imitating the coinage of Philip II of Macedon, 359-336 BC (Alexander the Great's father). Stylized bust of Zeus rt. / Horseman left. 24 mm, 6.9 g. Large and striking... a very cool coin! #6518: $175 SOLD

Ancient Celtic silver drachm. Classic type imitating Alexander III the Great of Macedon (336-323 BC), but in great Celtic style. Wild-haired head right / stylized Zeus enthroned with eagle and scepter, barbarous inscription. 17 mm. #121: $95 SOLD

Danubian Celts, c.3rd - 2nd Century BC. AR Drachm imitating an issue of Alexander the Great of Macedon. Stylized head of Herakles rt., wearing lion's skin. / Zeus seated lt., holding an eagle and sceptre, monogram in lt. field and lamda below seat. Fine with Alexander's name blundered a bit. 3.13g. 18mm. An interesting type! #mtp533: $75 SOLD


Ancient Celtic large silver tetradrachm, minted at the Greek island of Thasos, 2nd century BC. Bust of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy / A rather swishy Herakles, naked, holding club, drapery over shoulder, Celticized-Greek inscription HEPAKLEOYS SOTHPOS THASION. Large 30 mm, 16.25 grams, very thick. Very slight wave in flan. Shiny bright silver surfaces with nice toning in recesses. Gorgeous! ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CC2012: $399 SOLD


Claudius, Roman Emperor 41-54 AD. Bronze As. Romano-British Celtic imitation, struck 41-42 AD. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left / S-C, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield. 26.1 mm, 7.39 g. cf. RIC 100; cf. BMCRE 149. aVF, nice bust. CR2526-scc: $199 SOLD