Extremely rare celtic coin punch from the 3rd century BC with associated electron stater coin of the Sequani (from Switzerland - France area, see photo). Material electron, gold with a high silver content.
The punch is made of iron with significant signs of wear from the stamping. There are slightly conical depressions on each side from inserting a coin blank. This was then punched with a countermark. The embossed finished coin was then knocked out (see hewn edges on the edge of the stamp, clearly visible). The two-sided possibility for embossing on this punch, made possible a faster and more efficient use and production of the precious coins of that time. In the centre of the punch head there is a square recess, where there are remains of wood (petrified, hard with iron baked). Presumably there was a handle was attached, similar to a hammer, with the help of which the punch was not fixed but flexible.
Very important document piece of Celtic coinage. Museum condition.
Dimensions of the stamp: about 8.5 cm long and 5.5 cm wide. Stable condition.
Weight: punch 1004 g
The stater has an unknown example variant so far (below the car is an ibex pictured). Literature: HMZ -catalogue of the Gietl publisher vgl. page 29 / 1-16
Stater has leftovers of incrustations on the front.
Biga, horse gallops with punctured joints and hooves, above it charioteer in front of whose bust a cross symbol draped with balls floats. Under the horse as an example ibex. On the left and right of the horse incomplete spoked wheels
Weight stater: 4.32 g (material electron, gold with high silver content)
Diameter stater: approx. 19-20mm
According to current scientific knowledge, this coin is to be regarded as unique!
According to the previous owner, the punch comes from a family estate and was acquired in 1980 in the art trade with the associated coin (assignment see photo).
- Keltische munten
- Keltischer Münzstempel mit dazugehöriger Elektron Stater der Sequani,
- Jaar / Periode en Variatie
- 3. Jahrhundert vor Christus
- Zeer Fraai