Ogmios and V-Boar. Whisky Face with Racquet and Double Beaded Tail 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 V-Boar. Whisky Face with Racquet and Double Beaded Tail. c.57-56 BC. Silver stater. 17-20mm. 5.97g. Head of Armorican sun-god right, with rolls of hair./ Human-headed horse right, small boar right below. ABC 55, LT−, DT 2341, Rybot 32, Hooker 90, S 16. Good VF, bright silver, bold strike. Was £550. Now only £450
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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