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Lot 4022

Celtic Coinage. North-Central Gaul. The Parisii. Gold Stater (6.96 g, 26 mm). Mint A, Class 6. Late 2nd-early 1st century B.C. Head right, hair flowing behind, beaded filaments between locks and below face, volute before, double-linear zig-zag and pellets below neck truncation. Reverse: Horse right, curvilinear design (perhaps a wing) above, rosette, two pellets below, beaded ornamentation in both inner and outer fields. Sills 478. DT 84A. Colbert de Beaulieu Class V. Struck on a massive flan. Extremely Fine. Extremely rare: one of only a handful of examples known for this short issue.

This rare stater class counters the trend toward stylistic deterioration seen in the latter Parisian series. The elaborate ornamentation and careful engraving are the work of a gifted and iconoclastic celator. It is noteworthy that this issue is the only one in the entire Parisan series on which the horse faces right.
Estimated Value $40,000-UP.

Realized $37,950

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