Celtic World, Danubian Region, Imitations of Late Macedonian Issues (2nd-1st Century BCE), Bronze unit(C)

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Celtic World, Danubian Region, Imitations of Late Macedonian Issues (2nd-1st Century BCE), Bronze unit(C)

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  • Order Code: GK-CELTIC-IMITATION
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  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Mixtures of busts facing right
  • Reverse: Crude tridents with Greek lettering
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The urban civilized world of the Ancient Greece was bordered in the northern and central Balkans by Celtic tribes and kingdoms. These Celtic warrior caste cultures provided a constant source of mercenary troops for the rival rulers of Greece engaged in dynastic strugglers. However, periodically, as in 279 BCE, they would go feral and mount raids down into Greece looking for plunder and slaves, even sacking the sacred sanctuary of Delphi on this occasion. Large quantities of coin were taken home by these warriors either in payment or loot and before long imitations were struck for local use.