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ID:     825790
Type:     Celtic
Region:     Gaul
City:     Ambiani
Issuer:     Uninscribed
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 58-55
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     6.09 g
Obverse Description:     Plain bulge
Reverse Description:     Disjointed horse right; crescents and pellets around
Primary Reference:     De la Tour 8710
Reference2:     D&T 241
Reference3:     SCBC 11
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Well struck for issue. Ex E. Karl Collection. As their name implies, Gallic War staters were issued to fund the fight against Julius Caesar in Gaul. Two explanations for the blank obverse have been suggested: firstly, to signify that the coins were minted by a coalition of tribes – ‘headless’ in other words – and, secondly, to speed up the production process, because the coins were often made in a hurry. The latter rationale seems to be more plausible.