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The Celts

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"Pictish Stone at Aberlemno Church Yard - Battle Scene. The Battle of Dun Nechtain or Battle of Nechtansmere (Scottish Gaelic: Blàr Dhùn Neachdain, Old Irish: Dún Nechtain, Old Welsh: Linn Garan, Old English: Nechtansmere) was fought between the Picts, led by King Bridei Mac Bili, and the Northumbrians, led by King Ecgfrith on 20 May 685." Wiki; Battle of Dun Nectain

Battle of Dun Nechtain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Amazingly preserved Iron Age dress in Denmark

Denmark's Prehistory - National Museum in Copenhagen

Iron age celtic Lunula

Lunula - Antique Jewelry University

Mermaid, Clonfert, Co Galway. Several Irish & Anglo-Norman families claimed a mermaid as their ancestress attributing her with all the ancient traits of a Goddess - quote Christine Zucchelli in 'Stones of Adoration.'

Head of a Man Wearing a Cap or Helmet, Celtic, possibly British or Irish, c. 2nd - 3rd century AD

Silver Celtic Iceni unit. Britain, 1st century A.D. The Iceni were a British tribe inhabiting the area around Norfolk from the 1st century B.C. to approximately the end of the 1st century A.D. They started using coins as a means of payment at around 10 B.C. This particular coin has a stylized horse depicted on it. Other coins would have equally stylized versions of animals.

Sword, mid-1st century b.c.; Late Iron Age (La Tène) Celtic Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard

Celtic: #Hallstatt #Culture Bearded Face Sculpture, 6th century BCE. The bronze lower handle attachment of a jug, found in Waldalgesheim, Germany. (4th century BCE). Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany. - Bearded face. Bronze lower

Celtic silver tetradrachm from the first century BC depicting a horseman with three horns sprouting from his head. Found in the Danube region.

Archaeoethnologica: Ouro na Europa Céltica - Congresso / Gold in Celtic Europe - Congress

Archaeoethnologica: Ouro na Europa Céltica - Congresso

Carved Celtic Stone Head, c. 1-199, with a typical down-curved moustache and spectacled eyes, probably Northern England. The symbol of the severed human head is as representative of the Celtic religion as is the cross for Christians. From the human skulls found in Celtic hill forts it is known that the head served as a military trophy testifying to the prowess of the warrior. The powers believed to be inherent in the head were thought to act protectively and keep evil from the community.

A Carved Celtic Stone Head

Celtic knot wood carving

  • Mary Jones
    Mary Jones

    Actually it looks more Norse to me--which is still really amazing.

Celtic: A fascinating #triskele coin, in which the obverse depicts the process of metamorphosis - the human head being transformed into that of a bird.

Anthromorphic Celtic sword hilt at the Latenium

Inscription with dedication to deities, Detail of Celtic alphabet, from Prestino, Como province. Celtic civilization, Italy, 6th century b.C.

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Male deity pillar statue with collar and carved wild boar on chest, in limestone, from Euffigneix. Celtic civilization, France, 1st century b.C.

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Sculpture depicting divinity with lyre, from Paule-Saint-Symphorien, Brittany, France, Celtic Civilization, 1st Century BC

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Two small altars with bas-reliefs depicting the Gallic God Sucellus holding an olla in one hand and a wooden mallet in the other, Lyon, Musée De La Civilisation Gallo-Romaine (Archaeological Museum)

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Column capital dedicated to Celtic god Lugoves, from Switzerland, Artwork-location: Avenches, Musée Romain (Archaeological Museum)

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[CELTIC] Epona altar. Gaulish.

In Gallo-Roman religion, Ancamna was a goddess worshipped particularly in the valley of the Moselle River. She was commemorated at Trier and Ripsdorf as the consort of Lenus Mars,[1] and at Möhn as the consort of Mars Smertulitanus.[2][3] At Trier, altars were set up in honour of Lenus Mars, Ancamna and the genii of various pagi of the Treveri, giving the impression of Lenus Mars and Ancamna as tribal protectors honoured in an officially organized cult.[4][5] Among the few statuettes left as vot

Ancamna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Celtic coin of the Parisii, Gaul, c.100-75 BC

Gold coin of the Parisii tribe of ancient Gaul, 100-50 BC. Currently located at the Cabinet des Médailles, France.

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Gold coin of the Parisii tribe of ancient Gaul, 100-50 BC.

CELTIC COINS ~ At the farmer’s field located in the Channel Island of Jersey UK, archaeologists have discovered a treasure-lovers, numbering from 30 to 50 000 Celtic coins of the total estimated 3 to 10 million pounds (4 to 15 million dollars), which may be the largest in the history of Europe. The cache turned out to be tens of thousands of gold and silver coins.