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Re: Celtic Coins Found Near Westerham - 1928
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 21:20:57 »
The Westerham hoard. Found Hosey Common.

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The Trustees of the British Museum. Museum number 1927,1207.1.6.
The hollow flint in which the coins were found.

The Trustees of the British Museum. Museum number 1927,1011.2.
Stater. Gold coin. (obverse) Stylised head of Apollo, right.
(reverse) Stylised horse, left.

See http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx?searchText=westerham for photos of the other coins.

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Celtic Coins Found Near Westerham - 1928
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 11:19:36 »
Thursday, March 22, 1928

The British Museum have now acquired the hollow grey flint and the 14 gold coins which were discovered by workmen while digging for gravel on Hosey Common, near Westerham. The coins belong to the later part of the second century B.C. and were struck by Celtic tribes either in the north of Gaul or in the south of Britain. The impressions on most of the coins are attempted copies of the famous gold staters of Philip of Macedon, which were the prototype of a large native coinage in central and north Gaul and Britain in the second century B.C. A similar discovery, containing 11 gold coins, was made near Rochester in 1912.

From The Times.

 

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