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British Celtic - Catuvellauni - Goose Helmet - Silver Unit

Coins - Celtic Iron Age


LOT 224

Estimate
GBP (£) 600 - 900
EUR (€) 680 - 1,020
USD ($) 840 - 1,260
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £690

BRITISH CELTIC - CATUVELLAUNI - GOOSE HELMET - SILVER UNIT

Circa 50-40 BC. Obv: female head right, wearing crested helmet with a 'duck's head' mounted in front. Rev: annulet horse left with stranded tail, corn ear above and below, reversed s-shape above tail, various ornaments around. 1.23 grams.

Condition
Near extremely fine. Extremely rare.

Provenance
Celtic Coin Index Registration number: CCI 01.0746. Found Cambridgshire.

Literature
V. - ; BMC - ; Al. - ; M - ; S - ; Chris Rudd, List 96, p.14, no. 52.

Footnotes
Cf. Green, Miranda. Celtic Goddesses, Warriors, Virgins and Mothers, p.34. For an example of this iconography: a bronze statuette of a war-goddess; first century BC. From Dinéault near Rennes, Brittany. The goddess wears a goose-crested helmet: the goose was a potent Celtic symbol of war, aggression and guardianship.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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