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Lot 4

Estimate: 600 GBP   |   Starting price: 500 GBP Online bidding closed
Gallic War Uniface. Plain Arcs Type. Ambiani. Sills class 2b. c.56-55 BC. Gold stater. 17mm. 6.23g. Plain obverse./ M-shaped horse right, crescent and pellet below, exergual corded line with crescents and pellets. ABC 16 var., LT 8710 var., VA 54, DT 238 var., S 11. Brilliant EF, golden gold, smooth flawless surfaces, full horse, an exceptionally attractive specimen. Ex Tony Warner collection.

Issued as war-money to fight Caesar and made in a hurry, which is why they didn’t waste time engraving an obverse die. Well, that’s one theory and it sounds logical and practical. Another theory is that the obverse is deliberately domed to look like the sun. We like that too.

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