THE DRUID CROWNS

Balkan Celts

UD: December 2018

„To you alone ’tis given the heavenly gods
To know or not to know; secluded groves
Your dwelling-place, and forests far remote“.

(Pharsalia Book 1:453-456)

200-150 BC - Deal

Recently published material from the Celtic settlement at Roseldorf, situated on the Sandbergin the western Weinviertel inLower Austria, has furnished a wealth of new archaeological material pertaining to the Iron Age inhabitants of this area in particular, and pan-Celtic cult/religious practices in general.

 Excavations at Roseldorf, the largest La Tène settlement in Austria, have uncovered a Celtic settlement of supra-regional economic and cultural importance, as attested to by the discovery of coins of theVindelici Manchinger type and Buschl-quinars from LowerBavaria, as well as coinage produced by Gaulish and Balkan Celtic tribes. Furthermore, many smallzoomorphic figurines from Roseldorf have parallelsespecially in the northeast, in the Celtic settlements at NowaCerekwia in Poland and Němčice in Moravia

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