CELTIC, Central Europe. Helvetii . Early 1st century BC. Cast unit (Potin, 18mm, 2.48 g), Zürcher Type. Thunderbolt. Rev. Mountain goat standing left, his head turned back to right. BMC G xxxiii, S 377. SLM 905 ff. Toned and uncleaned as found. Good very fine.
From a Swiss collection.
This is the first coin which can be ascribed to Zürich: a huge hoard of them, the so-called Potinklumpen, was found in Zurich in 1890 under the old stock exchange building at Bahnhofstrasse 3. That entire hoard is now in the Landesmuseum.
|Price realized||850 CHF|
|Starting price||400 CHF|