Copper alloy coin die for a Gallo-Belgic A stater. The die-face has an incuse design of a stylised horse. The die is circular in section at the die-face, tapering to oval in section at the opposite end.
- 200BC-150BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Bredgar
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Kent,Bredgar)
- Gallo-Belgic A
- Length: 29.2 millimetres
- Diameter: 26.1 millimetres
- Weight: 91.76 grammes
An Iron Age coin die, late 2nd century BC. This die (punch) was used in the production of so called "Gallo-Belgic A" staters or ancient imitations of this coinage. It is the upper or reverse die, which carries a horse and chariot design ultimately derived from the gold staters of Philip II of Macedon. John Sills (Oxford University) has provisionally identified the image as a late style reverse, similar to (Sills, Gaulish and early British gold coinage, 2003) series 7, amongst the final stages in Gallo-Belgic A production.
2015 24 Sep- 31 January, London, BM WCEC, 'Celts: Art and Identity' PROMISED
2016 11 March -25 September, Edinburgh, National Museums Scotland PROMISED
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Object reference number: CGR328035
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