Ancient Celtic Pre-Coin "Proto" Ring Money Currency Lot, 8th-4th Century BC

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Seller: stlstan (543) 100%, Location: Arnold, Missouri, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 152842714153 PLEASE READ TERMS & CONDITIONS (BELOW) PRIOR TO BIDDING. Guaranteed Authentic! UPDATED: ORIGINALLY PRICED AT $2595.00. THIS IS A VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A COLLECTION OF ANCIENT PROTO PRE-COIN CELT CURRENCY! Description: A rare collection of pre-coinage, "Proto" Celt currency, also known as "ring money", circa 8th-4th century B.C. This is a lot of twelve museum grade examples, dating before Christ and including termed types such as "Wheel" & "Knobbed". Three of the prototypes were displayed separately and Metals, such as bronze, lead, and other alloys were used to cast this crafted currency. The ancient currency was also used by the Celtic tribes of Europe as trade and jewelry. These were most likely excavated near Celtic settlements in Eastern Europe, near the Black Sea and Danube River. If you do not have good sources of past online auctions or pay for archive access and would like some screenshots of past auctions with similar examples and prices please let me know. PROVENANCE: Dr. W. F. Blanke's personal collection. After retiring, Dr. Blanke was part of archeological excavations in Ireland and Scottland, other parts of Europe, and areas of the Middle East. Dr. Blanke also bartered and purchased worldly artifacts from private collections and galleries in Europe, and in the United States and kept in his own personal collection. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR SPECIFIC DIMENSIONS AND/OR WEIGHT. Condition: Age appropriate wear, light to medium earthen deposits. Estimate: $1,500 - $3,500 THE CELTS: ALTHOUGH THE HISTORY OF PRE-CELTIC EUROPE REMAINS UNCERTAIN, THE COMMON ROOT OF THE CELTIC LANGUAGES, A LANGUAGE KNOWN AS PROTO-CELTIC, AROSE IN THE LATE BRONZE AGE. A UNIFIED CULTURE OF CENTRAL EUROPE, WHICH FLOURISHED FROM AROUND 1200 B.C.E. THE BARTER SYSTEM AND TRADE AMOUNG TRIBES WAS COMMON AND THE USE OF THE PROTO MONEY RING. VARIOUS DESIGNS AND TYPES CAN BE FOUND AND VARIED BY TRIBE AND LOCATION. THE LARGER CORE HALLSTATT TERRITORY IN THE 6TH. CENTURY B.C.E. EXTENDED THROUGH MOST OF CENTRAL EUROPE AND WAS VERY AFFLUENT. THE PROTO MONEY RING WAS THE MOST COMMON FORM OF TRADE BEFORE COINAGE. 1200 - 700 B.C.E. THE ENTIRE CELTIC HISTORY IS A FASCINATING STUDY AND EXTENDS TO MODERN TIMES WITH A RICH CULTURAL HISTORY. I RECOMMEND A WONDERFUL BOOK ON CELTIC ART 'FROM IT'S BEGINNINGS TO THE BOOK OF KELLS' BY RUTH AND VINCENT MEGAW. PUBLISHED BY THAMES & HUDSON. THE REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION. YOU MAY FIND IT ONLINE. A MUST HAVE FOR ANY CELTIC ENTHUSIAST! ▪▪▪ IMPORTANT TERMS/CONDITIONS ▪▪▪ -PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER AUCTIONS- For your safety and mine, I video record the entire package/shipping process, from taping box to handing to the postal worker. This eliminates any scams or discrepancies. -PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING- Shipping other than the lower 48 states may possibly be higher, please contact me for proper shipping rates and quotes. Please ask questions before buying/bidding. Will only ship within the lower 48 U.S. States, unless discussed prior to bidding or buying. International buyers must contact us for shipping rates before leaving bids or Buy It Now. You can return item within 30 days of recieving item, you must pay return shipping and also reimburse me for my original shipping. I value my customers and my feedback, please contact me prior to feedback if there are any issues and we will fairly resolve the situation. Provenance: Ownership History Available, Cleaned/Uncleaned: Professionally excavated/bears earthen deposits

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