Collection: National Archaeology Museum © RMN-Grand Palais / Gérard Blot

Celtic coin of Gaul: a gold stater of the Parisii. First half of 1st century BCE

Coins appeared in Gaul around the 6th century BCE. From the 5th century onwards, certain Gallic peoples began to mint their own money, as evidenced by this horse stater, following a very synthetic and graphic style unique to the Parisii (a Gallic people living in what is today Paris).