obolos 5
26 June 2016
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Lot 3
Starting Price: 20000 CHF
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
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GAUL, Northeast. Parisii, circa 70-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 23mm, 7.09 g 3), class V. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with wavy hair and a floral ornament before. Rev. Disjointed and stylized horse to right, with a fan-like checker-board design (a devolved chariot and driver) behind. De la Tour 7777. D&T 83. Revue Numismatique 1962, pl. V, 55-57. Sills 473. Very rare and in exceptional condition. A most attractive and finely toned example. Extremely fine.


The gold staters of the Parisii are probably the most elegantly Celtic of all the Celtic coinages of Europe. The head of Apollo is large and has hair that frames his head like an aureole; around are ornaments vaguely reminiscent of the dolphins that swim before the head of Arethusa on the coins of Syracuse. The reverse shows a strongly Celtic horse, quite like contemporary bronze figurines, with a large head, large eye and prominent mane. Above is a large sail decorated with a checker board pattern, each square filled with a pellet. Both sides are, of course, ultimately derived from the gold staters of Philip II of Macedon, but the Celtic artists responsible for these coins have created a completely new type of their own.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
26 Jun 2016 15:01:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
24 Sep 2021 17:14:11 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
26000 CHF by MailBidder9209 (Bids: 2)

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Lot 3
Starting Price: 20000 CHF
GAUL, Northeast. Parisii, circa 70-60 BC. Stater (Gold, 23mm, 7.09 g 3), class V. Celticized head of Apollo to right, with wavy hair and a floral ornament before. Rev. Disjointed and stylized horse to right, with a fan-like checker-board design (a devolved chariot and driver) behind. De la Tour 7777. D&T 83. Revue Numismatique 1962, pl. V, 55-57. Sills 473. Very rare and in exceptional condition. A most attractive and finely toned example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 26000 CHF
Lot 4
Starting Price: 750 CHF
GAUL, Carnutes. Drachm (Silver, 16mm, 3.43 g 2). Celticized laureate male head to left. Rev. Double-tailed horse prancing right with dog seated right on his back; below, triskeles. D&T 3362. LT 6017 var. With a particularly sharp and elegant obverse. Reverse struck off center as usual, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Lot 5
Starting Price: 50 CHF
GAUL. Cavares or Allobroges, 1st century BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 2.26 g 8). Crude laureate head left. Rev. Schematic horse left; caduceus below (here off flan). ABT 3b, pl. III, 3. CCCBM II 191. DT 3117. Flesche 133. LT 2895. Z. 23. Nicely toned and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
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