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    CELTIC GAUL. The Senones. Ca. 120-60 BC. AV stater (12mm, 7.10 gm).  Gallo-Belgic "Bullet Type." Broad cross, with trefoil terminals, in center of plain globule with prominent rim / Blank convex surface. DelestrĂ©e-Tache 2537. Scheers pg, 308, 15. De la Tour pl. XXXIX, V, 28. Very well struck for this rare and odd type. Choice Extremely Fine.

    The Senones were one of the earliest recorded Celtic tribes in Gaul. They invaded Italy and dealt a serious defeat to the Romans in 391 BC before moving north and settling in Transalpine Gaul. After years of bloody conflict, the Romans ejected them in AD 293 and they moved north, finally settling in north-central Gaul. Their unusual "bullet style" coinage in base gold dates from the late second or first century BC. The symbolism of the cross on the obverse is obscure, but may refer to the self-image of the issuing chieftain, who perceived his power stretching in each compass point. 


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