Part 28: A Few Ancients

Billon Stater

Celtic - Gaul - The Coriosolites (Jersey) Billon Stater c. 1st Century B.C. Obverse: Celticized head facing right. Reverse: Human head horse right. 6.35 grams.


Billon Stater

Celtic - Gaul - The Coriosolites (Jersey) AR Stater c. 1st Century B.C. Obverse: Celticized head facing right. Reverse: Human head horse right. 6.50 grams.


Silver Stater

Celtic - Gaul - Jersey AR Stater c. 3rd to 2nd Century B.C. A scarce silver stater. Celtic head right, horse on the reverse. 6.48 grams.


AR10 De La Tour

AR10 c. 2nd to 1st Century B.C. No Reserve! Head facing left, ESVIOS. Lion facing left. De La Tour 10380 0.29 grams, approx. 9.5 to 10mm in diameter.


Billon Stater

Celtic. Armorican. 1st Century BC. Billon Stater (6.68 gm). Class II. Celticized head right / Stylized horse right, boar below.
Seaby 15. EF, uneven strike. Brown patina.
Said to be ex Le Catillon, Grouville (Jersey) Hoard, 22 January 1957.



Billon Stater

Celtic. Armorican. circa 75-50 BC. Billon Stater -- Seaby 13.


Billon Stater




Billon Stater




Billon Stater






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Denier Tournois

Tours France, XII Century Denier (0.86 grams) Cross/Chatel tournois.


Gros Tournois

Philip IV, 1285-1314, AR Gros Tournois. Cross, name/Stylized castle, denomination


Gros Tournois

Philip V, 1316-1322, AR Gros Tournois. Castle/Cross, lgds. around each


75-50 BC 1/4 Stater

CELTIC BRITAIN c.75-50 BC 1/4 Stater F. Seaby-20. The coin is a Gallo-Belgic influenced Armorican type 1/4 stater struck for use in the Channel Islands and North-Western Gaul c.75-50BC. Class V obv. Heard right. Rev. Horse with reins, lash ends in long cross with four pellets.

Billon Stater

Channel Islands billon stater, (6.39g) circa. 56 BC Degraded male head right. Horse right. S110.

This coin is, by Colbert de Beaulieu's classification, a Class II Coriosolite. In John Hooker's forthcoming book, he has reattributed these coins to the Unelli tribe in what is now Normandy.

This issue dates to early 56 BC, and was issued by Viridovix of the Unelli, who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Armorican forces that were defeated by Sabinus in 56 BC. These coins were paid out in large sums to chieftains for the use of their warriors as mercenaries. Later, many of these coins were taken to Jersey and hidden, pending trade with Hengistbury, where the Durotriges recycled them.

Hooker's new classification for this coin is Series Z, Group O (Unelli). He still associates them with Coriosolite coins as they are copied from that design. These coins can also be viewed as a federal coinage as Katherine Gruel proposes, although unlike to him, she believes that it would also include Classes I and III. She seems also unaware of the finds of these coins in Normandy and as far north as the mouth of the Seine.



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