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          Celtic coins of the second century before Christ, issued in Spain (lower example) and in Aquitania (upper example).  Both are imitations of the silver coinage of the Iberian Greek city of Emporion, and both carry the word nomse (coinage).  The upper example was written in ogam consaine, the lower in Iberian letters.  Examples such as these disprove the belief that ogam was a British invention dating from the end of the Roman era (Fell 1982).