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Catuvellauni Tribe, King Cunobelin, Sphinx Silver Unit, AD 8-41 SCARCE

Obverse: Winged bust, right, CVNO to right

Reverse: Sphinx seated left, [TA]SCIO to left

12.5mm, 1.17g

Grade: AVF, slightly rough, toned and slightly off centre, despite this a scarce coin

Prov: Ex CNG, Triton XXv, previously Andy Singer inventory

Ref: S 313, ABC 2870


£420 (P&P FREE to all locations) #627

Catuvellauni Tribe, King Cunobelin, Helmeted Bust/Sow Bronze Unit,

AD 4-40

Obverse: Helmeted bust, right, CVNOBELINVS to right


Note: It is considered that this is a portrait of King Cunobelin himself as a similar helmet was found in Leicestershire; a comparable helmet not being found on Roman coins, according to Rudd and Evans.

Reverse: Sow right, TASCIIOVANII F around

15mm, 2.68g

Grade: Fine, glossy dark green patina

Ref: S 337, ABC 2960




£150 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Catuvellauni Tribe, King Cunobelin, Pegasus Silver Unit, AD 4-40, EXTREMELY RARE

Obverse: CVNO in tablet with wreath border

Reverse: Winged horse (Pegasus) rearing right, TASC F below on groundline

12.5mm, 1.04g

Grade: Fine, rather porous

Ref: S 311, ABC 2876



£220 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Catuvellauni Tribe, King Cunobelin, Gold Quarter Stater, AD 4-40

Obverse: Although faint, the usual corn ear is discernible, the additional CA to the left and the MV to the right are there by implication.



Reverse: Horse rearing right, dashes for mane, branch and pellet triad to top; C[V]N (for Cunobelin) below

11mm, 1.35g

Grade: Fine, a weak strike from a broken or dirty die, a pleasing reverse with some good detail on this SCARCE coin.

Prov: Ex TimeLine sale. This coin was found by a detectorist in Northamptonshire, UK and was recorded by the PAS (details will be supplied). Described as the 'Plastic' type.

Ref: S294, ABC 2816


£380 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Durotriges Tribe, Billon Silver Stater, Cranbourne Chase Type, 50BC-AD50

Obverse: Head of Apollo right, devolved to wreath and crescents

Reverse: Dis-jointed horse, pellets above and below

19.5mm, 3.32g

Ref: S 367

Grade: Fine, debased silver, concurrent with the demise of silver stocks and the tribe itself



£130 (P&P FREE to all locations) #1333

Dobunni Tribe, Cotswold Crosses Type, Silver Unit, 1st Century

Obverse: Crude head, right, with pellet triads for hair, pellet in ring for eye and stalk lips, retrograde s shape to right with pelleted rings

Reverse: Horse right, large cross below with small cross and other motifs in angles, V below tail, ring and crescents above

13mm, 1.02g

Ref: ABC 2036

Grade: VF/AVF, a scarce coin, some porosity



£190 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Catuvellauni, Tasciovanos Cavalryman Type, Silver Unit,

1st Centuries BC to AD

Obverse: TASC in panel, border of three rings

Reverse: Warrior riding left holding large shield and lowered lance

13mm, 1.12g

Ref: ABC 2640, S 238

Grade: AVF/VF scratch to obverse



£320 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Corieltauvi Tribe, Crown Proto Boar Type Silver Unit, 1st Century

Obverse: Boar right, two crescents above giving the  appearance of a crown (faint and not showing in photograph) pelleted annulus to right


Reverse: Horse left, large leaf three veined tail, two pelleted annuli and crescent above (? sun motif)

15mm, 1.4g

Ref: S 396, ABC 1785

Grade: VF, bold main features but some weak areas; a very rare example

Prov: ex C&T auctions, formerly from Chris Rudd collection



£270 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Atrebates & Regni Tribes, Gold Quarter Stater, Selsey Dahlia Type,


Reverse: Triple tailed horse right, sun above, wheel below


Note: A small amount of die flaw (die rust?) on the horses back leg does not detract from this extremely rare piece.

Obverse: Damaged die or uniface mule

16mm, 1.28g

Ref: ABC 506, S 48

Grade: VF+ for type, well centre and good gold with lovely tone

Prov: Ex DNW


£580 (P&P FREE to UK other locations ask)

Durotriges Tribe, Silver Quarter Stater, Duro Boat Type, 58BC-AD43

Obverse: Wolf or 'Three Men in a Boat' design, pellet rosette to left

Reverse: Zigzag thunderbolt across field; Y shape and uncertian objects to each side

11mm, 1.16g

Ref: S368, ABC2208

Grade: Extremely fine



£290 SOLD



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