100-50 BCE. Gold coin of the Parisii tribe of ancient Gaul found in the Île-de-France. The Parisii were a Celtic Iron Age people that lived on the banks of the river Seine from the middle of the 3rd C. BCE until the Roman era. "Paris" is derived from these Celts. The face derives from Greek sources, but the Celtic aesthetic toward distinct stylized abstract shapes is beautifully evident here. Cabinet des Médailles, France,
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