Fischer, Brigitte, “Quelques aspects des liens entre monnaie et religion en Gaule”, Études Celtiques 39 (2013): 109–122.
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[EN] Some aspects of the links between coinage and religion in Gaul.
Since there is no religious literature in Gaul, we have to look for information in the archaelogical field. The richest patterns in Celtic art are to be found on the coins, which are especially interesting for us. These coins have been used as offerings for the gods and thanks to their ornamentation on the obverses as well as on the reverses, we get to know some aspects of the ritual. Some scenes seem to be related to mythological stories which were transmitted by the late Celtic literature. Various objects : weapons, table-ware, jewels, sculptures… offer patterns similar to the ones which ornate the coins. So, the aim was probably the same : religious and philosophical messages were transmitted this way. In this civilization, it seems that the pictures replaced the traditional teaching delivered through literature.
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