Excellent large (40mm, 9.18grams!) ancient Celtic ring money from Hungary, ca.800-500 BC

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Green patina and excellent condition, 40mm, 9.18g., A huge piece! Large pieces like this one are very rare.We do not clean our rings - we sell them as they come from hoards and after washing them with warm water toremove the adhering dust. Although they might look nicer while shiny, rings with removed patina (as many sold on ebay) are arguably worthless, since it becomes impossible to authenticate it and prove its' age. Celtic ring money are my most favorite type of artifacts/coins (I bought my first ring when I was a high schoolkid:-), and we have a huge inventory of authentic ring money. When you buy from us, the authenticity of the rings and your satisfaction are guaranteed :)Before the introduction of struck coinage in Celtic lands, Celtic ring money(gold, silver and bronze rings), celtic arrowhead and bell money wereused as currency in Celtic lands in Danube area, France, England andIreland. Sometimes these rings took a pretty elaborate shape (such as" wheel money" in Gaul, star-shaped rings, interlinked rings etc.) and are very interesting collectible items, that can also be used as wonderful pendants or finger rings. An inexpensive way to touch the magical Celtic past.