Now you can own this rare set of replica Celtic Gold Treasure! The originals of these coins can only be found in museums!
The ancient Celts who inhabited the British Isles in the fourth century B.C. were descendants of an early Indo-European Bronze Age people who mingled with wanderers of central Asia. The Celts were skilled in horse breading and the use of iron. The earliest archaeological evidence of the Celts comes from the Hallstatt site in Austria around 700 B.C. The word Celt comes from the 'Greek word Keltoi' meaning 'barbarian.' For 500 years, the Celtic warriors were paid mercenaries of Greece and other major powers.
The first significant developments in British Celtic coinage were directly related to continental types: a series of gold imports from Belgium themselves inspired ultimately by the Gold Philip I's Stater. Soon a range of Greek imitations and varieties of coins were produced by the Celtic tribes who settled the British Isles.
The coins of the Celts are one of the best sources to learn the pre-Christian Iron Age arts and beliefs!
The following are reproductions of these gold Celtic coins:
1. Ma Wonersh Gold Stater - To the north of the Themes River, in England, the Trinovantes tribe produced these early uninscribed Gold Staters. These coins were found in Buckingham, Bedfordshire, Hertford, and East Essex.
2. Cheriton “Smiler” Gold Stater
3. Celtic Volisios Gold Stater - This Volisios Dvmnoscoveros Gold Stater is an example of a coin inscribed with the ruler of the tribe.
4. Tasviovanus Gold Stater - This Gold Stater was struck between first century BCE and first century CE
5. Dobunni Anted Rig Gold Stater - The Dobunnic territory stretched from Glostershire, Hereford and Worcester into Somerset and Wiltshire. The Anted Rig Gold Stater's basic design stands out among the gold coins of the Gauls and ancient Britons.
6. Cunobelin Gold “Corn Ear” Stater - King Cunobelin ruled over the unified territories of the Trinovantes and Catuvellauni from the early first century to 40 A.D.
7. Gallo-Belgic Gold 'A' Stater - This is an excellent example of the first type of coin to circulate in Britain. It was probably made in northern France or Belgium. Gold coins like this crossed over the English Channel, perhaps in trade or as gifts between high-ranking individuals. These coins were imported from 150 B.C. To 50 B.C. This design is several stages removed from the Greek gold stater of Philip II of Macedon.
The Iron Age artists who made the Celtic coins integrated contemporary and ancient themes into their art. Celtic gold coins display abstractions and pattern making, while adopting representations of ancient Greek coins. The coins of the Celts are one of the best sources to learn the pre-Christian Iron Age arts and beliefs!
This Historical Replica Set includes seven (7) double-sided Replica 24K Gold Plated coins! These coins are replicas and made of lead free pewter and richly plated in 24K Gold. Each coin is marked "COPY" on the reverse as required by the Hobby Protection Act. Made in the USA. Comes attached to an 8" x 10" Informational Card.
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