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Celtic Iceni Unit

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1993C270
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient & Mediaeval Coins


The Celts were the first inhabitants of Britain to use coins. The earliest ones were brought over from Northern France, but the British soon began to make their own versions of these useful novelties. The designs on this coin are splendid examples of how the Celts took naturalistic images and transformed them into more stylised patterns.

Presented by The Friends Of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1993.

Further Information

Production Period:mid - late 1st century BC
Place of Origin:Britain
Place of Excavation:Caistor, Lincolnshire, England

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Diameter:14 mm