Celtic Gold Coin Set Replicas (gold plated) 8 by 10 inches. You can frame this. 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 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. The obverse shows a crossed wreath design with crescents back to back. The reverse shows a spiral above a horse with a wheel below the horse. These coins were found in Buckingham, Bedfordshire, Hertford, and East Essex. (Spink 36)
2. Cheriton ï¿½Smilerï¿½ Gold Stater
The obverse of this early gold stater shows two eye spirit facing viewer with a broad 'smile.' The reverse shows bones, beads and plants. (Spink 24)
3. Celtic Volisios Gold Stater
This Volisios Dvmnoscoveros gold stater is an example of a coin inscribed with the ruler of the tribe. The obverse shows VOLISIOS between three lines a wreath. The reverse shows a horse facing right with DVMNOCOVEROS around the coin. (Spink 416)
4. Tasviovanus Gold Stater
This gold staters struck between first century B.C and first century A.D. The obverse design incorporate two crescent in wreath with V in the design. The letter ï¿½Vï¿½ stands for the mint Verulamimum (St.Albans) The reverse shows a horse walking right with two wheels and a hand below. (Spink 214)
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. The obverse: shows the Dobunni symbol of a single tree. The reverse shows ANTEDRIG above a triple tailed horse facing right with a wheel below. (Spink 379)
6. Cunobelin Gold ï¿½Corn Earï¿½ Stater
King Cunobelin ruled over the unified territories of the Trinovantes and Catuvellauni from the early first century to 40 A.D. The obverse shows a corn ear dividing the inscription CAMV an abbreviation for the Colchester mint. The reverse shows a horse facing right with branch above. nThe letters CVNO below the horse are the first letters of the Cunobelin's name. (Spink 281)
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 obverse shows a left-facing head with full hair. The original Greek two-horsed chariot on the reverse of the coin has been transformed here into a lively, abstract depiction of a horse surrounded by a large array of symbols. (Spink 2) 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.
The coins in this 8x10 collection are gold plated lead-free pewter replicas of original Celtic coins. The word COPY is stamped on the reverse of each coin in accordance with the Hobby Protection Act off 1973. Number 227