Celtic Quinar from Manching, 1st century BC.


Celtic Quinar Manching

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Celtic Quinar from Manching, 1st century BC. This Celtic type of coin was based on the Roman quinarius (half a denarius) from the Republican era. The closer the time got to the birth of Christ, the more a unique Celtic design developed in the coin design: while the early coins of the 3rd century BC still clearly show their Roman origin, this is in the final phase in the 1st century BC sometimes almost impossible. So the original face of the obverse later became just a tuft of hair looking like a swirl- like on this coin. The reverse shows a horse to the left. Original made of silver.

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