Estimate: 200 GBP
Price realized: 160 GBP
Central Europe, the Vindelici AR Quinarius. Büschelquinare 'Prototype' Issue. Late 2nd to early 1st century BC. Naturalistic male head to left, hairs in thick upwards strands / Horse galloping to left; serpent before. Kellner, Manching, pl. 5, 66; Allen, Prague pl. 4, 19; Lanz 15 (this coin). 1.70g, 14mm.
Very Fine; attractive old cabinet tone. Rare 'prototype' issue featuring fine style engraving which on later issues deteriorates considerably.
From the Hermann Lanz Collection; this coin published in M. Kostial, Kelten im Osten - Gold und Silber der Kelten in Mittel- und Osteuropa - Sammlung Lanz (Staatlichen Münzsammlung München, 1997);
This coin exhibited by the Staatlichen Münzsammlung München at the 1997 International Numismatic Congress in Berlin; at the Berliner Bank also in 1997; also exhibited at the Luitpoldblock Palmengarten, Munich in 2003 (exhibition #9[obverse]);
Ex Numismatik Lanz (Graz), Auction V, 1 December 1975, lot 13.