Iberian Celts barbarous Tiberius. 14-37 AD bronze


Iberian Celts barbarous Tiberius. 14-37 AD bronze
See below for coin details, description and metrics.

A poem about this coin’s beauty:
“Barbarous bronze coin, Iberian Celts' Tiberius, Flexed arms and snake charm.”

In Latin:
“XICUX INSAUG, monetaTiberii barbari;Brachia et angues.“

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Ruler: Celtic barbarous Period: 14 to 37
  • Denomination:
  • Grade: F
  • Exergue/Mint:
  • Material: bronze
  • Weight (g):
  • Diameter (mm): 21
  • Obverse: Imperial bust facing right. Legend GERMANICUS C. CAESAR AUG
  • Reverse: Man with flexed arms and snake XICUX INSAUG
  • Some ancient coins were issued by the barbarian invaders of the former Roman dominions. The style and design replicated that of Rome although with rougher rendering and style. These are generally termed as "barbarous" or "barbs".
  • 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.

Additional information

Dimensions 2.1 × 2.1 × 0.1 cm