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Lot 4019

Celtic Coinage. North-Central Gaul. The Parisii. Gold Stater (7.16 g, 19 mm). Mint B, Class 1a. Late 2nd-early 1st century B.C. Head right, face surrounded by beaded filaments, star amidst swirling hair behind, cross on cheek. Reverse: Horse left, curvilinear design (perhaps a wing) above, cross before, rosette below. Sills 499 (this coin). DT 76. Colbert de Beaulieu Class I. Old scratches on cheek. Choice Very Fine. Very rare.

John Sills has reclassified the gold coinage of the Parisii and has assigned it to three distinct mints. The present specimen is now considered the product of a subsidiary mint termed "B" and is placed chronologically at the end of the first of two issues struck there. In metrology and metallurgy, it is nearly identical to Class 4a of the primary mint "A" and, so, the two issues were likely struck contemporaneously.
Estimated Value $25,000-UP.
Ex Bourgey, 29 May 1911, lot 726.

Realized $16,675

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