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Ancient Celtic Coin Art

54 55 21 g. ECENI Norfolk, E. England. c. 60 54 BC. Gold. Combination of motifs wolf, birds, and starscoins uniquely found on Eceni coins. 21 h. ECENI Norfolk. c. AD 1043. Silver. Back to back lunar crescents are widespread but have particular prominence on Eceni coins. DRAGONS 23 a. EASTERN CELTS Danube Valley. 2nd1st c. BC. Billon. Dragon above, torc in front, hobble or shackle cast off freedom power. 23 b. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames, S. England. c. 5545 BC. Silver. With its fishlike tail, this looks like a water dragon or seamonster. 23 c. HERCUNIATES S.W. Hungary. c. 1st BC. Billon Billon is an alloy of a precious metal and a base metal. Dragon hat rider. 23 d. CANTIACI Kent, S.E. England. c. 5030 BC. Silver. Distinctive dragon surrounded by solar discs. 23 e. BOII S. Germany Bavaria, Bohemia. Gold. A dragon in the form of a torc. 23 f. EASTERN CELTS Danube Valley. Silver. A dragon form rides onabove this warrior, while a serpent form flies in front. 23 g. CORIOSOLITES Brittany, N.W. France. Dragon or serpent form emerges from the warriors head. Spirit guardian helmet crest. 23 h. UNELLI N. Brittany, N.W. France. Gold. Wide sword with longarmed figure one side and chained dragon the other. SPELLS 25 a. REDONES Rennes area, N. France. c. 7556 BC. Silver. Thoughts woven in the mind are seen as they leave the mouth. 25 b. EASTERN CELTS Danube area. Silver. Poss. S solar motif from which this godpries can draw forth energy for victory spell. 17 l. CANTIACI Kent, S.E. England. c. 4540 BC. Gold. Reversal of 17i. The night with sun travelling through the land of the dead. 17 m. AULERCI EBUROVICES Normandy, N. France. Gold. Tree forms in hair, also a divinesacred triple cheek tattoo. 17 n. BOII Bohemia, S. Germany. Silver. Figure having vision of tree like forms. GUARDIANS 18 a. CATUVELLAUNI and TRI NOVANTES Suffolk, Hertfordshire. AD 1042. Silver. Coin of Cunobelinus hound of god Belinus. 18 b. CARNUTES N. central France. Bronze. Hound stands guard in front of the tribal tree. 19 c. PETROCORII Bordeaux region, S.W. France. Druid wearing a mask or transformed into a wolf standing guard over the tribal tree. 19 d. ATREBATES N. Hampshire, England. c. AD 35 43. Silver. Boar defending the tribal tree. TRIBAL LOGOS 21 a. DOBUNNI Cotswolds region. c. 2043 AD. Gold. Poss. ash tree branch. The tribal name can be translated as Black ash people. 21 b. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames, S. England. c. 5545 BC. Gold. Quartered design with crescents. 21 c. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames region. c. 20 BCAD 10. Silver. Lunar mandala. Important tribal plants, poss. woad seeds and leaves. 21 d. CANTACI Kent, S.E. England. c. 5040 BC. Silver. Tripleleaved plant, linked to tribe or leader. 21 e. TOLOSATES Toulouse area, S.W. France. c. 12152 BC. Silver. Quartered motif. See too 15a. 21 f. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames region. c. 3510 BC. Silver. Stylised flower bud only found on coins belonging to Addedomaros. 25 c. SENONES N.E. central France. c. 7555 BC. Bronze. A doubleheaded serpent emerges from lips. Note the neck torc. 25 d. CORIOSOLITES Brittany, N.W. France. c. 6056 BC. Billon. Exquisite example of a leading spell. 25 e. VENETI Brittany, N.W. France. c. 7560 BC. Silver. Battle cry of divine manhorse sweeps in a vegetal curl from horses mouth. 25 f. PARISSI Paris Basin, France. c. 6052 BC. Gold. 2headed snake under horse, above net of stars. From mouth and hooves, galloping sounds. REVERSALS 26 a. CATUVELLAUNI Hertford shire. c. 4540 BC. Gold. Royal sceptre, also a bird, clearly a swan in some versions. Hidden face, boar. 27 b. Unknown tribe. S. England. Silver. Two swimming ducks appear whichever way this coin is seen. Triple pellets indicate divine status. 27 c. SENONES N.E. central France. c.7555 BC. Bronze. Star and constellation suggest an owl. Turn to see owls mask and body. 27 d. CANTIACI Kent, S.E. England. c. 5030 BC. Silver. When the two facing heads are reversed a bulls head appears between them. 27 e. BELGAE Hampshire, Wiltshire, S. England. c. 5040 BC. Silver. A horselike dragon is rotated and reflected. 27 f. ARMORICA Brittany, Jersey find. c. 60 56 BC. Silver. A small humanoid spirit floats in front of the moon head, clear when reversed. 27 g. LINGONES N.E. France. c. 8050 BC. Potin. Note reflected images are not identical, symmetry is organic rather than perfect. LUNAR CRESCENT 28 a. CORIELTAUVI Lincolnshire, Yorks.. c. 4510 BC. Gold. Symbol of tree with crescent moons is found several times in coin imagery. 31 h. MORINI Calais area, N. FranceGold.Eye or eye animal with lightning, stars, clouds and other celestial symbols. DRUIDS 33 a. SENONES N.E. Central France. c. 7555 BC. Silver. Druidic symbols incl. pentacle, cross, serpent torc, bird drinking inspiration. 33 b. Hessen, S.W. Germany. c. 7550 BC. Silver. Druid transforming into bird, ritual cloak of feathers, holding a torc of power. 33 c. BAIOCASSES Brittany, N.W. France. Silver. Disarticulated motifs of horse, triskele, boar or badger. 33 d. BITURIGES CUBI central France. c. 6050 BC. Gold. Tribal name means kings of the world. 33 e. CARNUTES Chartres area, N. France. Combination of eagles and pentacles may signify druidic power against the Roman Imperial eagle. 33 f. MELDI N. France. c. 1st BC. Gold. Collection of sacred symbols. Triskele, sacred tree, net or pelta and vegetal and animal motifs. WANDS 34 a. CARNUTES Loire region, N. France. Bronze. Two wands triple headed staff, lunar dischorns. Staff wound ramhorned snake. 34 b. DANUBIAN TRIBES Eastern Celts, N. Bulgaria. c. 1st c. BC AD. Silver. Derived from Greek prototypes of Zeus. 35 c. DUROTRIGES Wessex, S. England. c. AD 4050. Cast bronze. Tridenttree, crescent moons and stars. 35 d. EASTERN CELTS Danube region. Gold. Deityleader on throne spear on shoulder, horse in hand, below rests a trident sceptre. 35 e. HELVETII S. Germany. Potin. Tribal totem tree the centre and power of the tribe held in the hands of the chieftain. 28 b. E. Wiltshire, England. c. 301 BC. Silver. Male head composed of solar wheels and lunar crescents. Maninthemoon profile. 29 c. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames, S. England. c. 20 BCAD 10. Gold. Mix of stars, comets, suns and moons. 29 d. ATREBATES Berkshire, S. England. c. 5545 BC. Silver. Head with snakes and adorned with crescent moons. 29 e. ECENI Norfolk, E. England. c. 4540 BC. Gold. Moon beasts between stars and sacred triplet. 29 f. BELGAE Hampshire, Wiltshire. c. 5545 BC. Silver. Mandala of crescent moonsfaces surrounding a solarlunar disc. 29 g. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames, S. England. c. 20AD 10. Gold. Central crescent moons with sun discs spinning around them. 29 h. DUROTRIGES Wessex, S. England. c. 50 BC. Moons spinning around a sundisc. FLAMING EYES 30 a. GALLOBELGIC. 1ST. c. BC. Gold. Deconstructed horse with wild, longhaired rider. 30 b. BELLOVACI Beauvais, N. France. c. 115100 BC. Gold. The winged spirit flies over the horse. 31 c. MORINI Calais area, N. France. Gold. Flying eyes, floating eyes, nothing can escape the far reaching sight of the powerful. 31 d. TREVERI Germany. c. 50 BC. Gold. Profile head with large, staring eye. 31 e. SUESSIONES N.E. France. c. 7050 BC. Potin. Combined image of boar and circles, creating the impression of a single large eye. 31 f. BOII Bohemia, S. Germany. Gold. Two cometlike eyes, snakes and swords create hidden faces. 31 g. BELGAE Hampshire, Wiltshire. c. 5040 BC. Silver.Large eye andor face radiating energy. 35 f. ECENI Norfolk, E. England. c. 3010 BC. Silver. The staff or wand here looks like a solar symbol but may also function as a lituus. 35 g. DUROTRIGES Wessex. c. AD 4050. Cast gold. Divining measuring rod for surveying the night skylaying out tribal boundaries. 35 h. BOII Bohemia, S. Germany. Gold. Solar and lunar imagery are combined with tridents. TORCS 36 a. REMI Marne region, N.E. France. c. 9050 BC. Potin .Warrior or warrior child with long pigtail strides forward with torc and spear. 36 b. BOII Bohemia, S. Germany. Gold. Club in one hand, bird in the other, torc as a halo, open torcs resembling doubleheaded serpents. 37 c. CORIELTAUVI Lincolnshire, Yorks. c. 5040 BC. Silver. Open torc, conjoined solar symbol year, pentagons, torcs star symbols. 37 d. BOII S. Germany. Late 2nd1st c. BC. Torc and coins imitate the portrait head warleader as the distributor of riches and glory. 37 e. BOII S. Germany. Gold. Torc surrounding a solar eye radiating light. 37 f.VOLCAE TECTOSAGES AquitaineToulouse, France. c. 12152 BC. Silver. Joined torcs. 37 g. BOII Bohemia, S. Germany. Gold. Torc echoes the sun disc and the snake. BIG HAIR 38 a. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames region. c. 5545 BC. Silver. Hair in braided locks, stiffened with lime to resemble a boars dorsal mane. 38 b. CORIELTAUVI. Lincolnshire, Humberside. c. 55 45 BC. Silver. Speared boar with solar attributes sun disc and spinning svastika. 38 c. CATUVELLAUNI N. Thames region, England. c. 20 BC AD 10. Silver. Hairy Celt, not a Roman
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