Plate XXVIII

 Number 7070

Tribe: Carnutes ( de la Tour: Aulerci Eburovices)
Metal: AE
Type: 15 - 17 mm
Weight: 2.5 - 3.6 gm
Date: 40 - 30 BCE
Obverse: Diademed head right, hair in ponytail PIXTILOS before
[Tête de femme à driote; cheveux noués en queue; diadéme; grènetis; PIXTILOS hors champ]
Reverse: Eagle on the right facing left; below is a hand holding a sprig of berries in triplets PIXTILOS below
[Aigle à gauche, picorant les grappes de fruits d'un rameu tenu par une main; PIXTILOS et grènetis hors champ]
Refs: Gruel & Morin: Les Monnaies Celtes du Museé de Bretagne, 1074-1076
BN: 7068
Questions:

1. Who was Pixtilos and are there ancient references to him?
2. What plants have berries in groups of 3?

 

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Bill Blank