Le Catillon II is the world’s largest Celtic Coin Hoard with 70,000 coins and jewellery. In 2012, it was discovered by two metal detectorists in Jersey. Now it is on display in Jersey’s newly refurbished archaeological gallery.
The Celtic and Roman museum in Manching, Bavaria, has been the victim of a spectacular heist. Almost 500 Celtic gold coins were stolen. The sequence of events recalls the burglaries in Berlin and Dresden and raises questions about complex security issues of museums.
A volunteer archaeologist in Brandenburg found 41 Celtic gold coins. It is the second largest hoard of this coin type ever – and was found far away from the Celtic settlement areas. How did the coins get there?
Did you know that the main trade hub of the Celts was located at the Upper Rhine? Archaeologists found 46 settlements between Basel and Karlsruhe! And a hoard of gold coins. Falko Weis wrote a monograph about it. Ursula Kampmann took a look at the book.