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CELTIC, Gaul. Veneti or Bituriges (?). Quarter Stater (2nd century BC), Vannes area

Ancient
CELTIC, Gaul. Veneti or Bituriges (?). Quarter Stater (2nd century BC), Vannes area



Description

Ancient, CELTIC, Gaul. Veneti or Bituriges (?). Quarter Stater (2nd century BC), Vannes area (Gold, 1.94 gr, 16.00 mm) cf. DT 3336 = LT 6424. Very Fine .

Found by his great grandfather's vineyard in the Loire-Atlantique department, in Varades.

Of the highest rarity, perhaps unpublished. A lovely coin with a very interesting countermark. Flan crack and with an area of weakness on the reverse from countermarking, otherwise, extremely fine.

The appearance of this lovely boar countermark is quite exciting as Celtic countermarks are generally very rare. For another examples, a stater from the Redones with two countermarks (a horseman and a floral ornament), see Bourgey, 13 June 2005, 32; Leu Numismatik, Auction 7, Lot 1018; also see Atlas M. de la Tour 6897 (stater); and Forrer, Keltische Numismatik Band 2, Pl. 6 et Y, 9

Lot: 5 Starting price: 1,500€