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Coin Type

Coin Type: Lejeune B3, Pautasso "Salassi" d
Description: obverse: small circle, three parallel lines, and triangle (?) with grid pattern, reverse: circle with point, legend, and trident
Material (main component): gold
Average Diameter: 2 cm0.787402 in
Average Thickness:
Average Weight: 6.68 g0.00668 kg
0.0147269 lb

Archaeological Culture: La Tène C, La Tène D, unknown
Date: 2nd / 1st century BC
Date derived from:

Number of Known Pieces: 1
Area of Circulation:
Mint / Main Site: unknown
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 22' 16" N, 6° 52' 22" ELatitude: 46.3712263
Longitude: 6.8728071

Coin Legend

Idealised Transliteration: kasiloị 
Idealised Original Script: K4 dA dS sI dL dO2 dI d
Variant Reading: K4 dA dS sI dL dO2 dS s kasiloṣ (Mommsen, Whatmough, Pautasso, Wiblé)
Position: back, centre
Direction of Writing: dextroverse
Script: North Italic Script
Letter Height: 0
Number of Letters: 7
Inscription Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Syntactic Analysis: NP
Meaning: unknown

Alternative Sigla: none

Sources: Lejeune 1971: 129
Mommsen 1853: 202 & pl. I (.2)
Pautasso 1966: 137 & 140-141 & pl. CVII (.2)
Whatmough 1933: 138
Wiblé 2000: 236



The coin was found in 1825 in Port-Valais (Wallis/Valais). It has been kept in the Cantonal Museum of Sion (numismatic cabinet), but today all traces of it seem to be lost (Pautasso 1966: 140-141, Wiblé 2000: 236).


Lejeune 1971 Michel Lejeune, Lepontica, Paris: Société d'Édition "Les Belles Lettres" 1971. (reprint of the article "Documents gaulois et para-gaulois de Cisalpine", Études Celtiques 12/2, 1970-1, pp. 357-500)
Mommsen 1853 Theodor Mommsen, "Die nordetruskischen Alphabete auf Inschriften und Münzen", Mittheilungen der Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich 7 (1853), 197-260.
Pautasso 1966 Andrea Pautasso, Le Monete Preromane dell'Italia Settentrionale, Varese: Centro di Studi Preistorici ed Archeologici 1966.
Whatmough 1933 Joshua Whatmough, The Prae-Italic Dialects of Italy. Vol. 2, Part 3: The Raetic, Lepontic, Gallic, East-Italic, Messapic and Sicel inscriptions, Cambridge/Mass.: Harvard University Press 1933.
Wiblé 2000 François Wiblé, "Un monnayage spécifique des Ubères?", in: Raffaele Carlo De Marinis, Simonetta Biaggio Simona (Eds.), I Leponti tra mito e realtà, Locarno: Gruppo Archeologia Ticino 2000, 235-239.
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