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Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 76. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Osismii. Circa 100-50 BC. Base AV Stater (6.31 g, 4h). Celtic head right, hair in horizontal curls; before, small head right emanating from chin; all within ornate border / Celticized rider on human-headed horse left; below, boar right; all within ornate border. Cf. D&T 2244 (billon); Depeyrot, NC VIII, 259.50 (this coin). VF, toned, flatly struck at periphery.

From the Dr. William F. Blank Collection. Ex Vinchon (9 December 1997), lot 149.