CENTRAL DANUBIAN CELTS
Imitation of C. CORNELIUS LENTULUS - Cornelia 54
Cornelia 56
DANUBIAN CELT. Eravisci.
Circa 1st century BC. AR Denarius.
 


The front shows the Helmeted head of Roma facing right. 












The reverse shows a Globe between scepter and rudder.


Re: Babalon 56 - 'Barbaric Imitation'
For Further Reading:
a. The Coinage of the Roman Republic
by Edward A. Sydenham, 1976, pgs. 241

This is the front and back of an actual Cornelia 54
~ NOTES ~

The Eravisci were a tribe of highly cultured Danubian Celts who settled at Gellért Hill near modern Budapest in the third and fourth centuries BC. It is an area on the Danube River which separated ancient Thrace and Dacia. In fact, legend has it that the river’s mouth enclosed the death haunt of the Trojan war’s Ajax and Achilles.

The Eravisci not only worked with iron, they decorated beautiful earthenware pots and even minted their own coins. However, unlike other Celts in the region which imitated many different types of coins, especially Greek, the Eravisci based their coinage almost exclusively on Roman Republican denarii; like this imitative issue of the Cornelia 54.





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