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Celtic - Carnutes


Celtic-Carnutes in northwest Gaul, AE16, c.50 BC
(No legend)
Celtic head in "crown"
(No legend)
Bird walking right, smaller bird in front, star behind, serpent above, Messianic cross between
15mm x 16mm, 2.72g
BMC 128; de la Tour 6088; SLM 258; Delestrée-Tache II, 2582
Ex Midwest "Coins of Christianity" Collection


Celtic-Carnutes in northwest Gaul, AE18, c.50 BC
(No legend)
Unknown man with flowing hair left (sometimes referred to as "Wild Warrior")
(No legend)
Crescent moon with star at top, wavy line in center separating three crosses with one above and two below, horizontal line near bottom connected to series of vertical lines
18mm x 19mm, 2.19g
de la Tour ?
Ex Midwest "Coins of Christianity" Collection

Consignor notes: There is evidence to support some of the lost tribes of Israel settled in the Gaul region and continued to observe Jewish customs. My interpretation of the reverse of this specimen is the crescent moon and star = Star of Jacob; wavy line = separation of Heaven and Earth; upper cross = God; two lower crosses = Two Messiahs; bottom horizontal and vertical lines = Earth.