Stater: Head (obverse); Horse with Victory (reverse)

Stater: Head (obverse); Horse with Victory (reverse)

c. 125–100 BC

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Gold

Diameter: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Weight: 7.65 g (0.27 oz.)

Die axis: 9

The Norweb Collection 1969.143

Location

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The Bellovaci were a Belgic tribe located near the present-day city of Beauvais, France, during the Iron Age and the Roman period.

Description

Like many other pieces in the ancient British series of staters, those of the Bellovaci, which were struck on the mainland of Europe and in Britain, take their type from the gold staters of Philip II of Macedon (359–336 BC). This original coin was copied and recopied over a long period of time, the copies becoming on occasion very crude pieces. The head on the piece shown is a run-down form of the head of Philip while the reverse is all that is left of the chariot of Apollo, the Sun God, and its driver.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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