The Tisbury Hoard, in the Salisbury Museum. Last summer my wife and I vacationed in southern England. Going to the U.K. Is nothing unusual for us as we both used to live there, but I was up north in County Durham, and my wife lived in London. As such, we visited the north, the south, and most areas in between, but the south-west was always a little too far away for us. So we made the decision to visit Devon and Cornwall, but started with a short trip to Salisbury to see the cathedral and visit Stonehenge (a first for my wife; see original post here). At Salisbury Cathedral, there was a wonderful little museum which contained many archaeological finds from around Stonehenge. Included in this was a hoard of Celtic Coins from the Durotriges tribe. After seeing this, I just had to get one! Map of Durotriges territory The Durotriges tribe is a bit of a mystery. Their territories seem to have been in modern Dorset and a good portion of Somerset, but their coins have been found in hoards further afield. Julius Caesar mentions them in his book on the Gallic Wars, but his description may have been copying an earlier, now lost, text. Archaeological evidence points to there being a mint at Hengistbury Head, as cast bronze and molds were found there, but this is not proof that the silver coins of the Durotriges were minted here (just their cast bronze coins). The Durotriges coins have also been noteworthy among authors and collectors because of how quickly they seem to have become debased; moving from a white gold to silver to billon within a hundred years. Celtic Britannia The Durotriges (58 B.C.-43 A.D.) Cranborne Chase Type AR Stater, 19mm x 5.95 grams Obv.: Wreath, cloak and crescents Rev.: Disjointed horse left, rectangular head, body of crescents, four vertical legs, three roughly horizontal lines for tail, pellet below, twelve pellets above Ref.: SCBC 366, SGCV 172 Ex. Estate of an English Numismatists In terms of design, the auction house I purchased the coin from listed the obverse as "Wreath, cloak, and crescents" and the reverse as "Disjointed horse left, rectangular head, body of crescents, four vertical legs, three roughly horizontal lines for tail, pellet below, twelve pellets above." I seem to recall reading somewhere (perhaps the museum) that these Coins were in imitation of the Coins of Philip II of Macedon, as many other Celtic coins were. Despite my trying, and seeing a few articles allude to it, I have not succeeded in finding a study which compares the various imitations of Philip's coins, and linking them geographically and chronologically. NGC has something close (see here), but it is hardly extensive. I have been tempted to delve further in to this, but frankly my desire for a Celtic coin has been satiated (for now, anyway...). Feel free to post your Celtic Coins, from a Britain or elsewhere!