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The Tribes & Coins of Celtic Britain

PUDILL R & EYRE C   The Tribes & Coins of Celtic Britain
The Celts left no written records and the only historical accounts we have of them derive mainly from Roman writers. This makes archaeological finds all the more important and Celtic coins, in particular, unique as sources of information. As little as 30 years ago many mysteries - and misconceptions - still existed as to the Celtic tribes of Britain and their kings. But thanks to metal detecting finds and the Celtic Coin Index, far more is now known. In this book Rainer Pudill draws on his own experience as a collector - and this new knowledge - to present the latest thinking and facts on the Celts and their coins. The earliest Celtic coins found in Britain were struck in Gaul late in the 2nd century BC and were based on the gold staters of Philip II of Macedon. They arrived here by trade or the migration of Belgic people from the Continent, and some became the model for the first known British coins. However, what is not so widely known - but Rainer Pudill is at some pains to point out - is that besides the famous Macedonian stater some Celtic coins derive from different Ancient Greek or Roman prototypes. Early collectors of the Celtic series tended to regard the abstract designs simply as poor workmanship. We now know that the exact opposite is the truth: the Celts took the original as a template for designs that reflected their own culture, art forms, and beliefs. It is the abstractness and stylisation that distinguishes Celtic coins from contemporary Roman and Greek productions and makes them a beautiful series to collect. The contents include: The Celtic Pantheon - Mercenaries & The First Celtic Coins - Iron Bars & Ring Money - Caesars Expeditions To Britain - The Celtic Tribes Of Britain & Early Celtic Coinage - Pedigree - The British Policy Of Augustus & His Successors - The Coinages Of Cunobelin - Epaticcus - The Coinage Of Verica - The Invasion Of Britain - Resistance & Rebellion Against The Roman Occupation - The Final Celtic Coins Of Britain - The Conquest Of The Rest - Timee - Contains over 300 illustrations and a price guide.


Coinage in the Celtic World

NASH D   Coinage in the Celtic World
154 pages, with 24 plates. Card covers. Originally published in 1987. From the 6th century BC until the early 1st century AD the Celts were among the most important neighbours of the expanding Mediterranean states and empires; this book takes a fresh look at the complex relationship of the two worlds and provides a comprehensive historical background to Celtic coinage. This is an invaluable and fascinating survey of one of the most interesting and little-known ancient societies.


Celtic Coinage in Britain

DE JERSEY P   Celtic Coinage in Britain
1996, reprinted 2001. 56 pages, well illustrated throughout. Card covers.In the space of little more than a hundred years, from the Roman conquest of Gaul in the mid first century BC to the defeat of Boudicca in AD 61, Britain saw the final and arguably the most impressive phase in the development of Celtic coinage. The coins are not only beautiful and attractive in their own right, but also extraordinarily useful evidence in our attempts to understand Celtic society at this period. This book provides a general introduction to Celtic coinage in Britain. It analyses how and why the coins were made, describing the most significant types and many of the more obscure varieties, and explaining how the coins and the images they carry can reveal information on the political, economic and social life of the Celts. The book is fully illustrated with some of the best examples of Celtic coinage and provides details of museums where coins can be seen, as well as suggestions for more detailed reading.


The Coinage of Atrebates and Regni

BEAN S C   The Coinage of Atrebates and Regni
Studies in Celtic Coinage, number 4. 2000. x, 318 pages, including 23 pages of plates and line drawings. Illustrations in text. Card covers. This study aims to include all types of coin produced in the territories traditionally described as those of the Atrebates and Regni. The study also includes a series of coins principally known from Kent, struck in the names of Tincomarus, Eppillus and Verica. The study includes British C, British D, the Hampshire group of thin silver and coins inscribed CRAB (which some, e.g. Van Arsdell (1989a), might claim to belong to the Durotriges). It does not include the coinage of Epaticcus (and the succeeding coiange of Cara[tacus]) as synastically this leader claims descent from the house of Tasciovanus, not Commios. This approach may fairly be criticised in the case of Epaticcus, as the exclusion is made upon the dynastic and not numismatic discontinuity.


Coinage in Iron Age Armorica

DE JERSEY P   Coinage in Iron Age Armorica
Studies in Celtic Coinage, Number 2. 1994. X, 266 pages, illustrated throughout. Card covers. Archaeology can furnish little information on Armorican society in the middle La Tčne, and coinage represents the only significant form of evidence for this period in much of the area. This study concentrates on a contextual approach to the archaeology of Armorican coinage, and provides an archaeological and geographical background in which the coins can be placed. De Jersey places Armorica in its historic context, examining the core/periphery relationship of the Celtic and Roman worlds, the nature of the coinage evidence, and the role of coinage in the Celtic world. He then presents a three-phased model discussing Armorican coinage finds. Two extensive appendices present details of the large number of hoards found in the region, multiple deposits of coins on temple sites, and distribution maps with full bibliographic references.


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