ABC 16 -
Gallic War Uniface. Crescent Arcs. Sills class 3b. c.56-55 BC. Gold stater. 16mm. 6.13g. Plain obverse./ M-shaped horse right, crescent and pellet below, exergual corded line with open crescents and pellets. ABC 16, LT 8710, DT 239, VA 54, S 11. CCI 20.0276 (this coin). Well centred horse, clear exergue decoration.
Ex John Follows collection. Images: © Chris Rudd Ltd, www.celticcoins.com
Dr John Sills: “Early class 3 reverses still have the row of miniature neck torcs of class 2, but with a corded rather than solid exergual line” (Identifying Gallic War uniface staters, Chris Rudd List 83, 2005, p.2). We think the torcs and gold coins under the horse represent buried treasure, a gift to the gods in a time of war. Published in Coin News, April 2020 (this coin).