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Lot 38

Estimate: 900 GBP   |   Starting price: 750 GBP Online bidding closed
Tasciovanos Muzzles. c.25BC-AD10. Silver unit. 15mm. 1.04g. Silver unit. 15mm. 1.04g.Crossed-wreaths with back-to-back crescents at centre, yonis and horse muzzles in opposite angles./ Horse leaping left, [T]ASCI below. ABC 2607, VA–, BMC 1656-57, S 229. EF, large flan of lightly toned silver, clear muzzles and yonis, bold horse. The finest we’ve had. A sensational piece of Celtic silver. Ex Queensland collection. EXTREMELY RARE only 14 others recorded, including two in the British Museum.                         
Snorting snouts say virility, yonis say fertility. Combining them says a lot for Tasciovanos and his kingship. They also occur together on ABC 2529 and 2583. Snouts can also be seen on a Commios gold stater, ABC 1022 (see No.11).

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