Ogmios and Boar 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. c.57-56 BC. Base silver stater. 21mm. 4.11g. Head of Armorican sun-god right with three rolls of hair and phallic anchor nose./ Human-headed horse right, boar below. ABC 70, LT 6614, S 14-16. VF, great head, sharp anchor nose.                              Was £225. Now only £175 

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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