Celtic Hongrii obol

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Celtic Hongrii obol

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Description

Ruler: Celtic Hongrii Period: to
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  • Grade: G
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  • Diameter (mm): 9
  • Obverse: Four large pellets and parallel bars
  • Reverse: Faintly visible horse facing right
  • 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.
  • Obol coinage was a type of coinage used in ancient Greece and early examples made of copper have been found dating back earlier that 800BC. Obols were worth one-sixth of a silver drachma and possibly named in accordance with the value of a handful of arrows. The term "obol" is also used to refer to a weight unit, equal to one-sixteenth of an ounce.

Additional information

Dimensions 0.9 × 0.9 × 0.1 cm