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Area: Celtic: Armorican (NW Gaul & Channel Islands
Period: c. 75 BC - 50 BC
Denomination: Billon Stater
Obverse: Head with curly hair.
Reverse: Horse, boar below.
Reference: similar GCV 110
Weight: 6.6 gms
Diameter: 21.7 mm

GAUL

Gaul was the Roman name for the lands of the Celts in western Europe largely covered by France, although extending beyond the borders of the modern country. It was bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Pyrenees Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, on the north by the English Channel, and on the east by the Alps and the Rhine River.

Armorica, was situated in what is now northwest France, and was the centre of a confederation of Cymric Celtic tribes. The Romans under Julius Caesar invaded the country in 56 BC, and it subsequently became the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis.

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