Psych! Of course I'm not gonna name drop two of the NBA's original 12 gods of mount Olympus (OK, McHale is more of a provincial minor deity) and then not remind you of glory days past. On to the coins. First coins first. As you and all my followers around the world know I've a thriving collection of the Gallic tribes coins. I've wanted one of these Janiforms of theirs for a while. Not only are they very rare. The Janiform heads are artistically strange. On many of them, my example included, you have to turn the coin 180 degrees to see the other face. Kinda trippy: Central Gaul. Lingones (1st century BC). Potin. Obv: Janiform head. Rev: Boar standing left. D&T 3262. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 3.3 g. Diameter: 17 mm. Chocolate Patina. Found in modern Normandy "History: The territory of Lingons was very vast, straddling the current department of Haute-Marne and part of the Côte d'Or, Yonne and Aube. They were surrounded by the Sequanes, the Mandubians, the Leuques, the Rèmes, the Suessions, the Senons and the Aedui. It was one of the largest civitas in Gaul. Langres, which has retained their name, seems to have been one of their oppida. Allies of the Romans, they did not participate in the War. The Helvetii, during their retreat after the defeat of Bibracte, crossed the Lingon territory. And in 52 BC, they did not send emissaries, did not join in the revolt, and did not participate in the relief army sent to Vercingetorix. On the other hand, in 51 BC, they provided a contingent of cavalry to the Romans in order to fight the Bellovaci and the Belgians. They therefore remained faithful to the Roman alliance. They are cited several times in Caesar's Commentaries. Caesar (BG. I, 26, 40; IV, 10; VI, 44; VII, 9, 63, 66; VIII, 11). Kruta: 21,111, 184, 187, 201, 251." A few friends: (This dude knew how to take a hit!) HIGH AND MIDDLE SEINE (2nd - 1st centuries BC) Gossip with bull and lily, class Ia N ° v15_0996, 60-40 AC. Bronze, 17mm, 2.7g. Reference in reference books: LT.9155 - BN.9155-9156 - PK.33 - Z.- - Sch / L.588. Obv: Helmet head on the left, fleuron in front of the mouth. Rev: Horned bull on the right (a globule in the center of the body), placed on a line of pelletized earth in its center; above the back, fleur-de-lis ornament. Celtic GAUL, Northeast. Leuci. Circa 100-50 BC. Potin Unit (16.5mm, 4.1 g, 3h). Stylized head left / Stylized boar left; two semicircles below. Depeyrot, NC VII, 139; D&T 225. Dark green-brown surfaces. VF. GAUL, Senones. Circa 100-50 BC. Unit (Bronze, 15.3mm, 2.3 g 4). Celtic male head to right. Rev. YLLYCCI Abstract bird left, two pellets within wings; to right, pentagram and cross with pellet; below, two pellet-in-annulets. D&T 2635. Depeyrot, NC V 130. VF "The Sénons, whose name means the wise or the elders, controlled a vast territory that stretched between the south of Champagne and the north of Burgundy. Their main oppidum was Agedincum (Sens) which still retains the name of the ancient civitas today. They owned several other oppida like Auxerre, Tonnerre or Avallon. Divona seems to have been the main sanctuary of the Senons. Caesar had wintered six of his legions in 53 BC at Agedincum. Labienus, lieutenant and legate of Caesar, came to settle in the region of Sens between Gergovia and Alesia in order to control the roads and protect Caesar's armies from an attack by the Belgians or the Germans. Caesar (BG. II, 2; V, 54, 56; VI, 2, 3, 44; VII, 4, 10, 11, 34, 56-59, 62, 75). Ptolemy (G. II, 8, 9)." And if you are one of these sorry suckers for whose collecting sensibilities won't allow for bronzes, led alone bronzes forged and designed by barbarians (frankly a ridiculous position when collecting and enjoying ancient artistry on coins. But good for you Jack) then here is an EL that was too hard to pass up. A type I just read referred to as very difficult to pin down from where the tribe was from... except this was recently pulled out of the ground in Normandy. Also with an enigmatic obverse: (How many coins with Hulk's smashing fist you got?) Remi, Electrum quarter stater "aux segments de circles"- 1,39 gram 10mm, minted 80-50BC obv: horse left rev: four segments of circles "Gallia Belgica (or Belgica Prima) was a Roman province located in what is now the southern part of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, northeastern France, and western Germany. The Remi were a Belgic tribe of north-eastern Gaul in the 1st century BC. They occupied the northern Champagne plain, between the rivers Mosa (Meuse) and Matrona (Marne), and along the river valleys of the Aisne and its tributaries the Aire and the Vesle. Their tribal capital was at Durocortum (Reims, France) and they were renowned for their horses and cavalry. The Remi, under Iccius and Andecombogius, allied themselves with Julius Caesar when he led the conquest of Gaul. The Remi tribe remained loyal to him throughout the entire Gallic Wars, the most pro-Roman of all the peoples of Gaul." Any similar or different Celtic coins would be cool to see, corrections are appreciated and whatever thoughts you have about a people that never have a thought about you!