Gallo-Belgic gold stater. 1st century BC.

Ancient Coins - Gallo-Belgic gold stater.  1st century BC.
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Gallo-Belgic gold stater.  1st century BC.

Tribe : Morini type but possibly struck in Britain.

Denomination : Gold stater derived from a Philip II type.

Size : 16.5 x 18.2 mm  Weight : 15.02 grams.

Reference : Sear Greek - 121.  V-56 (type IV).

Grade : gVF

Obverse : An almost blank raised area derived from a very crude head of Zeus on the Philip II gold staters, but with no identifiable features (as is normal for this type).

Reverse : A crude and disjointed horse galloping right, with a pellet below and assorted markings above.

This type was first issued by the Morini tribe in Gaul in the 1st century BC.  During the invasion of Gaul by Julius Caesar in 57 BC large numbers of these coins were brought to Britain Celts fleeing there, and it is likely they continued to strike the type there for at least a short time. 

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