Ogmios and Boar. Anchor Nose with Big Severed Head and Two Leaf Curls silver stater

£350

CORIOSOLITES

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’).

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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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