«The Fascination of Gold»

Gaul, Parisii, Stater

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Gaul, Parisii, Stater (obverse) Gaul, Parisii, Stater (reverse)

This stater can be traced back to the coins of Philip II of Macedonia. It is ascribed to the Parisii tribe, who dwelled in several well developed settlements along the shore and on the islands of the River Seine in Gaul. However, many elements of the archetype have disappeared on the Parisii staters, for instance the second horse, the chariot and the driver. Only the net floating over the horse reminds of the whip – developed from a Celtic driving spike – that was originally depicted.

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