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From the Lanz collection. Subsequently German art market, October 2015.
The beautifully stylised forms of this coin were inspired by Antiquity’s most famous coinage, the tetradrachms of Philip II of Macedon. Reimagining their classical design with characteristic playfulness, the ancient diemaker created a miniature work of art appealing to the Eastern Celts’ exuberant artistic sense and love for abstraction.
"They had a singular gift for the abstract, and an exceptional mastery over the techniques of metalcraft enabled them to indulge it to the full." Derek Fortrose Allen, An Introduction to Celtic Coins (British Museum Publications, 1978)