Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Celtic Coins of the Geoff Cottam Collection

Spink London is selling the Celtic coin collection of Geoff Cottam on December 2, 2015.

One of the most stunning rarities within this collection is one of the finest known gold Quarter Staters of the Atrebates and Regni peoples, minted under Tincomarus, (c.20 BC-AD 10). It is a 'Medusa' type.

Celtic, Trinovantes and Catuvellauni, uninscribed coinage, (c.60-20 BC), gold Quarter Stater, 1.25g,

Addedomaros Crescent Cross. c.45-25 BC.
The Celtic tribes left very little archaeological imprint with which to understand their culture, and almost all written description of them comes from other cultures.

All that remains are a few artifacts; of which this collection is a treasure trove.