CELTIC, Iceni. Ecen

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  1. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Just picked this up from todays CNG sale. I haven't added many ancients recently. For some reason, I am more selective on the Ancients that I purchase than I am with my world coins.

    I need to do some more research on this one. The comical (to me) horse really drew me to it. This is CNGs photo and description.

    Celtic 25-38 01.jpg

    CELTIC, Iceni. Ecen. Circa AD 25-38. AR Unit (15mm, 1.15 g). Ecen Symbol (Icenian J) type. Two opposed crescents with pellets between, superimposed upon band of three lines surrounded by two lines of pellets / Horse leaping right; six pellets on shoulder; rosette of five pellets to upper left; trace of EC[E] below horse. Van Arsdell 764-1; ABC 1663; SCBC 445. Toned, some porosity, double struck. Good VF.

    From the Matthew Curtis Collection.
     
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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    That's really cool, I'd love to see what your research unveils.
     
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  4. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Man did I really want to add an Iceni coin to my collection when I was living in England. I was right down the road from their ancient capitol. Sadly I never did but hopefully one day!
     
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Simply BEAuuuutiful Celtic piece right there. Big congrats.
    I really do enjoy the Celts near abstract art on some of these.
    The horse reminds me of...
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    Here's another fun horse:
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    Eastern Celts
    AR Drachm (15-16 mm, 2.02 g), 2nd to 1st century BC. Imitation of Philip II of Macedon, ’Kapostal’ Type.
    Obv. Celticized head of laureate Zeus to right.
    Rev. Celticized horseman to left; large crest above head, crescent to right. Göbl OTA pl. 39, 503/1; Kostial 821.
    Very fine. Former: AuctionesGmbH
     
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice coin, @Chris B . I really enjoy Celtic art.

    I have one from when Boudicca went berserk (deservedly so!)

    ICENI


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    Celtic Britain Iceni Boudicca 61 CE 1.03g Celt Hd r Celtic horse galloping Seaby 434 Scarce
     
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  7. Chris B

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    @Ryro @Alegandron Your coins remind me that most/all of these have prominent knee joints on the horses. Makes me wonder if there was a reason for this. As different as our coins are that part is relatively consistent.
     
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  8. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    Though not from Iceni celts, these Durotriges AV staters are from Celtic Britain. I've just recently bought them from a private collection:
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    Ruler: Durotriges celts
    Denomination: AR stater , minted: Durotriges region (current England, near Dorset); 65 BC - 45 AD
    Obs: Head of Apollo right, devolved to wreath and crescents;
    Rev: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, pellet in lozenge above tail, zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines
    Weight: 4.05g; Ø:1.8cm
    Catalogue: Van Arsdell 1235-1, ABC 2157, SCBC 365, Cranborne Chase (Durotrigan E) type
    Provenance: Ex private collection, acquired: 17-09-2019

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    Ruler: Durotriges celts
    Denomination: AR stater , minted: Durotriges region (current England, near Dorset); 65 BC - 45 AD
    Obs: Head of Apollo right, devolved to wreath and crescents;
    Rev: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, pellet in lozenge above tail, zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines
    Weight: 3.85g; Ø:1.8cm
    Catalogue: Van Arsdell 1235-1, ABC 2157, SCBC 365, Cranborne Chase (Durotrigan E) type
    Provenance: Ex private collection, acquired: 17-09-2019
     
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