ABC: n/a Carnyx Low Tail. -
Tasciovanos Warrior. Carnyx Low Tail. Sills class 5b, dies 34/61. c.25BC-AD10. Gold stater. 16mm. 5.38g. Crossed-wreath motif with two opposed crescents and four ringed-pellets at centre forming hidden faces./ Warrior on horse right with arm raised, [T]ASC around, ringed-pellet below exergual line. ABC−, VA−, BMC 1622, DK 508, S 217. CCI 09.3536 (this coin). Ex John Follows collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group, 19 May 2004, lot 30. Images: © Chris Rudd Ltd, www.celticcoins.com
This ‘Carnyx, Low Tail Type’ is a rare type, unlisted by ABC and Van Arsdell and with only a single example in the British Museum (BMC 1622) which came from the collection of Sir John Evans (1823-1908). Dr John Sills: “The defining features are on the reverse, where the horse now has a low, drooping tail and TASC is distributed with T above the tail, AS below the rider’s foot and C in front of the horse’s body” (DK, p.557). Not catalogued by Ancient British Coins nor Van Arsdell.