Celtic bronze proto ring money


Celtic bronze proto ring money
See below for coin details, description and metrics.

A poem about this coin’s beauty:
“Bronze ring of the Celts, Double pellets on its side, Ancient coin's delight.”

In Latin:
“Celticae annulus aeneus, Tribus paribus distans globulis ornatus, Pecunia vetusta.“

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Ruler: Celtic proto money Period: to
  • Denomination: Proto money/bronze ring
  • Grade: VF
  • Exergue/Mint:
  • Material: bronze
  • Weight (g):
  • Diameter (mm): 25
  • Obverse: double pellets: 3 equidistant pairs on the side of the ring.
  • Reverse: Bronze patina
  • Celtic coins are a type of ancient coinage produced by the Celtic peoples across Europe. They were first produced in the late 4th century BC, and continued to be minted until the early 1st century AD. Celtic coins were typically made of silver or bronze, and often featured images of animals, humans, or deities. They are particularly attractive for their artistic approach and organic designs often based on Greek-Macedonian prototypes such as the coins of Philip and Alexander. The reason for this link seems to be that Greek military strategy often adopted Celtic warriors as mercenary troops, for which they paid in Greek gold coinage which in turn acted as prototypes for Celtic local coinage.
  • Proto money is a term used to describe early forms of currency that were used in trade prior to the development of modern day money. These early forms of currency were typically made from materials that had value in and of themselves, such as shells, beads, or metal ingots. While proto money did not have the same purchasing power as modern day money, it was still an important step in the development of trade and commerce.

Additional information

Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 0.4 cm