Ogmios and Boar. Anchor Nose with Big Severed Head and Two Leaf Curls silver stater
The Coriosolites ‘army of the sun’ occupied Cotes d’Armor, north Brittany, giving their name to the capital, modern Corseul. Main seaport: Saint-Malo at the mouth of the river Arguenon (Aregenon ‘before the mouth’).
Ogmios and Boar. Anchor Nose with Big Severed Head and Two Leaf Curls. c.57-56 BC. Silver stater. 22mm. 5.58g. Head of Armorican sun-god right, with rolls of hair, round eye and anchor nose./ Human-headed horse right, small boar right below. ABC 55, LT 6614, Rybot 89, Hooker 71, S 16. VF, lightly toned silver, bold head. Was £450. Now only £350
This coin was probably minted to fund the Armorican fight against Julius Caesar. Rybot’s book War Coins of the Sun Warriors (Chris Rudd 2018) makes this fascinating, great-value series of staters easy to identify only £15 + p&p from Chris Rudd.
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