Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries 1-1 (May 2009)Nico Roymans; Joris Aarts: Coin use in a dynamic frontier region. Late Iron Age coinages in the Lower Rhine area
3 Survey of the principal coin groups from the Lower Rhine region
3.2 The first Lower Rhine emission: Eburonean triskeles staters (Scheers 31 type, mid-1st century BC)

The earliest coins struck in the region of study are staters of the Scheers 31 type with a triskeles on the obverse and a horse on the reverse. They are made of poor-quality gold, and some even of bronze. This coin group can be dated to the mid-1st century BC on the basis of its low weight and gold content, and its association with other late coins in the hoard of Heers. The date of this coin issue, together with its distribution across the southeastern Netherlands and Central Belgium (Fig. 7), allows us to attribute the coins to the Eburones, a tribe mentioned by Caesar.[18] It is impossible to pinpoint the places where they were minted. The current distribution pattern shows concentrations in Central Belgium and the Dutch river region.


Fig. 7 Distribution of gold triskeles coins of the Scheers 31 type, attributed to the Eburones. a. 1-5 coins; b. >20 coins; c. hoard (after Roymans 2004, Fig. 4.3, with some additions).