The Most Beautiful: British Celtic Coins Selected by Tim Wright
The coins of pre-Roman Britain are as controversial as they are beautiful. We call them “Celtic”, assign them to “tribes” and attribute them to “kings”, even if these labels are fiercely debated. Early Gallo-Belgic and later Roman influences have led some to deem them inferior or derivative.
Let the coins do the talking. I have selected ten coins from those illustrated in my new book, British Celtic Coins – Art or Imitation? (Published by Spink in September) but struggled to choose between a much larger selection. For me, the strongest case for the collection and study of pre-Roman British coins is made by the coins themselves. So, I will let the coins do the talking.