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    Female head with ornamental hairdo on the face of a gold stater and a horse on the reverse of a gold quarter stater from the first coinings of the Parisii in Gaul (late 2nd BCE).


    Human head with ornamental hairdo on the face of a gold stater. Detail of 09-01-02/41 from the first coinings of the Parisii in Gaul.


    Symbols on the reverse of a Celtic gold coin from southern Germany Diameter 1.7 cm


    A horse on the reverse of a gold quarter stater (Detail of 09-01-02/41) From the first coinings of the Parisii in Gaul.


    Copy of a gold stater, Iron Age, 3rd. During the third century, the Celtic people of Continental Europe began to manufacture copies of Greek gold and silver coins. These were the first coins ever made in northrn Europe. The chariot on this coin is a good reproduction of the coin of Phillip of Macedon (359-336 BCE). The Greek inscription "Philippou"- of Phillip, is correct, although writing had not yet been adopted in northern Europe. CM, 1861.5-9.2


    Horse and sun. Reverse of a gold coin from northern Gaul (Mediomatrics?) Diameter 2.4 cm


    Horse and sun. Reverse of a gold coin from a people of northern Gaul (Atrebates) Diameter 1.8 cm


    Gold aureus with facing portrait of Postumus (260-269), who led a revolt against Emperor Gallienus and ruled over Britain, Gaul and Spain but never acchieved total control. CM 1864.11-28.141


    Utensil for coin-making;Roman coins,copper and gold. 2nd CE. From Serignan,France.


    Golden plate with jewelled frame, cross in the centre, golden jewelled cup and gold coins From the Treasure of Gourdon (Sa“ne et Loire), France Buried around 525 - discovered 1845

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    Gold solidus of Theodebert I, minted in the kingdom of Metz, eastern France. Frankish, 534-548 CE. After the fall of Rome, a number of "barbarian" kingdoms emerged in the West. Their coinage consisted of large gold coins called "solidi" and smaller gold coins called "tremisses", and normally carried the name of the reigning emperor in Constantinople. The first exception to this is the gold coinage of the Frankish king Theodebert I. CM 68-12-1-10 (B 103)


    Gold solidus of Justinian I.,minted at Constantinople, 527-565. Justinian's general Belisarius recaptured Rome and Ravenna from the Ostrogoths and Carthage from the Vandals. There was a brief revival of imperial authority under Justinian and coins were issued in Italy and surrounding Germanic kingdoms. CM BMC Justinian 5


    Gold solidus of Empress Irene (797-802). She was the first woman to rule in her own name, calling herself "basileus" (emperor), and "basilissa" on her gold coins, with her image on either side. CM 1852-9-3-35


    Gold solidus of Charlemagne, Frankish, (762 - 814). Minted in Dorestad, Netherlands. Crowned Emperor by Pope Leo III in 800. He rarely used his imperial title on coins, describing himself rather as king of the Franks and Lombards.


    Gold hyperperon of Emperor Manuel Komnenos, Byzantine (1143-80). The distinctive form of Byzantine coinage was "dished" in form, to give one concave side and one convex. On this side of the hyperperion is the image of the Emperor holding orb and sceptre, with the hand of God crowning him. CM 1918-5-3-18


    Ducat minted under Doge Francesco Foscari (1423-1457)


    Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536). Gold medal (1519)


    Gold 4-excelentes of Ferdinand V, King of Castile, and Isabella, Queen, around 1500. The conquistadors looted the gold treasures of the native populations of the Americas and exported much of it to Europe. This first New World treasure was reflected in the coinage of Ferdinand and Isabella, Columbus' patrons. CM 1856-6-15-15;CM


    Mughal gold mohur (gold coin) of Jahangir depicting the sign of Sagittarius. India, 1623.


    Mohur coin of Shah Jahangir, 1611. Gold mohur with the head of the emperor Jahangir, surrounded by a halo with radiating points. The Arabic inscription reads:"A likeness of Jahangir Shah, in the year six of his reign." Jahangir gave orders for the issue of a commemorative medal for presentation. Several examples of these coins have mounts, so that they culd be worn as jewellery. CM Marsden DCCCXXXVI


    Gold medal of Captain James Cook. Chosen as captain of the "Endeavour" by the Royal Society, he found and chartered New Zealand and the East Coast of Australia. In two more voyages, Cook discovered several islands in the Pacific, but was murdered by the Polynesian natives of Hawaii in 1779. This medal was commissioned by the Royal Society in 1780 and finished by Pingo in 1784. CM M4837


    Danae. While gold coins pour down on Danae, a servant tries to catch some of them in her apron. Canvas, 142 x 182,5 cm


    Danae. While the gold coins pour down on Danae, an old servant tries to catch them in her apron. Canvas (around 1544) 129 x 180 cm