Celtic numismatics

A so-called ‘Celtic’ coin, silver alloy, 5th-1st centuries BC.

The coinage known as ‘Celtic’ refers to various struck and cast coin series produced in Central and Northern Europe, including Britain between the 5th and 1st centuries BC. Celtic coinages were initially inspired by contact with Hellenistic coin issues from the Mediterranean, probably as a consequence of mercenary troops encountering these coins and taking examples home with them. Later examples copied easy Roman coins, but the designs also developed highly abstract and local styles. You can find out more about Celtic coins at the Celtic Coin Index.

Index of Numismatic Chronicle Articles by alphabetised by surname of first author (currently up to 2018)

N.B. All titles up to 2015 are hyperlinked to Jstor, which is free to access for members.

Bursche, A., ‘Celtic, Roman and Merovingian coins in north-west Germany: remarks on Frank Bergers Untersuchungen zu römerzeitlichen Münzfunden in Nordwestdeutchland‘, Volume: 154 (1994) 225 ff

Haselgrove, C., ‘A New Approach to Analysing the Circulation of Iron Age Coinage‘, Volume: 165 (2005) 129 ff

Haselgrove, C., ‘The development of British Iron-age coinage‘, Volume: 153 (1994) 31 ff

Hobbs, R., ‘Reviewed Work: Coins and power in late Iron Age Britain by J. Creighton‘, Volume: 161 (2001) 364 ff

de Jersey, P., ‘Reviewed of: Catalogue des monnaies massaliètes et monnaies celtiques du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon by C. Brenot, S. Scheers‘, Volume: 157 (1997) 264.

de Jersey, P., ‘Reviewed Work: British Iron Age Coins in the British Museum by R. Hobbs‘, Volume 157 (1997) 265 ff

Leins, I., ‘Fragments Reunited: Reconstructing the Bedworth Iron Age Hoard‘, Volume 171 (2011) 81 ff

Mays, M., ‘Inscriptions on British Celtic coins‘, Volume: 152 (1992) 57 ff

Moesgaard, J. C., ‘Trouvailles anciennes de monnaies gauloises dans les alentours d’Evreux (dép. Eure, France)‘, Volume: 165 (2005), 381 ff

Moorhead, S., ‘Reviewed Work: Iron Age and Roman Coins from Wales (Collection Moneta 66) by P. Guest, N. Wells‘, Volume: 168 (2008) 482 ff

Nash, D., ‘The chronology of Celtic coinage in Gaul: the Arvernian “Hegemony” reconsidered‘, 7th series Volume: 15 (1975) 204 ff

Nick, M., ‘Review of: Die Keltischen Münzen der Schweiz: Katalog und Auswertung. Inventar der Fundmünzen der Schweiz 12, by Colin Haselgrove’, Volume: 177 (2017) 571 ff

Richard, J.C.M., ‘Les monnaies “A la croix” du British Museum‘, 7th series Volume: 15 (1975) 46 ff

Thompson, F.C. and M.J. Nasir, ‘The manufacture of Celtic coins from the La Marquanderie hoard‘, 7th series Volume: 12 (1972) 66 ff

Williams, J. H. C., ‘Stability and Variety in the Weight-Standards of Cunobelin’s Precious Metal Coinage‘, Volume: 165 (2005) 125 ff

Williams, J. H. C., ‘Reviewed of: Münzprägung und Geldverkehr der Kelten in Österreich. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften: Philosophisch-historische Klasse, Sitzungsberichte, 597. Band. Veröffentlichungen der Numismatischen Kommission, Band 28 by Robert Göbl‘, Volume: 155 (1995) 384 ff

Vanderspoel, J. and Mann, M. L., ‘The Empress Fausta as Romano-Celtic Dea Nutrix‘, Volume: 162 (2002) 350 ff