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Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Viking

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STAR PIECE - Celtic Britain, Belgae Tribe, Gold Stater, Chute Type, 60-20BC

 

Obverse: Wreath, cloak and crescents

Reverse: Disjointed horse, left, with rectangular head, body of crescents and four vertical legs; pattern described as a 'crab' below, many pellets above

19mm, 6.09g

Ref: S 22, ABC 746

Grade: Extremely fine, well struck and very complete for issue

Prov: Ex Roma Numismatics, previously Fritz Kunker & Co

 

Notes: The Belgae were a tribe in the Hampshire area in ancient Britain. They are named after the Roman name for Winchester 'Venta Belgarum' 'market place of the Belgae'. They didn't seem to continue minting into the 1st century, probably as they were integrated into the surrounding tribes such as the Regini and Atrebates.

 

£900 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Celtic, Iceni, Norfolk Wolf Gold Stater,

1st Century, RARE

 

 

 

Obverse: wreath, cloak and crescents

 

Reverse: wolf left, bird on back with crescents and pellets above, pellet and crescent below

4.59g, 20mm

Grade: Fine+, flan unfortuately broken but it gives a rare oportunity to see the inside of these coins!

Prov: In two UK collections since 1980s

Ref: S31, ABC1396

 

 

£400 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask first)

Celtic, Catuvellauni Tribe, Cunobelin, Seated Victory Silver Unit, 1st Century AD, RARE

 

 

Ob: profile bust left with CAMV before

Reverse: Victory seated, right, holding bowl or cup in hand with CVNO below.

Grade: Fine, silver rather crystelline (this confirms age) and stable

1.11g, 15mm

Ref: S303 var, ABC2855 var, a very rare variant

Prov: Found Essex or Kent 1990s.

 

£170 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask first)

 

Celtic, Southern Germany, Vindelici Tribe, Bronze Stater, 'Mardorf' Type with Triskele, 1st Century BC, RARE

 

Obv: Triskele within a wreath formed of two branches with seven leaves going in opposite directions and with a disc at each end. 

Rev: Six annulets within a wavy torque with an annulat at each end, all within shallow incuse.

16mm, 5.51g

Grade: VF, obverse a little weak, dark patina

Ref: Dembski 469

Prov: ex Leu sale, previously from a Swiss private collection.

 

£200 SOLD

Celtic, France, Belgae, Ambiani Tribe, Bronze Struck Unit, 1st Century BC

 

Obverse: indistrinct, but probably a diademed head, or boar type

Rev: Horse galloping left, Bucrane between the legs, above a serpent and other ornaments

15mm, 2.5g

Ref: cf DLT 8518 or Delestree 358

Grade: Good/VF+ beautiful horse, with lovely example of a bucrane below, with splits to struck flan i.e. not cast.

 

 

£35 SOLD

 

Central European, Vindelici, Silver Quarter Quinar 'Duhren' Type, 1st Century BC

 

Obv: Male head with curly hair, right

 

Note: The Vindelici were based where Notheast Switerland and Bavaria are today. Their jewellery are part of the La Tene culture until they were defeated by the Romans.

 

Rev: Cross with V in two quarters and three annulets in the others, all within a circle of dots.

9mm, 0.46g

Grade: VF+, slightly porous 

Prov: ex Leu Numismatics, formerly from a Swiss collection

 

 

 

£160 (+P&P)

Celtic Gaul, Silver Unit of the Remi, Ateulaulatos, 40-30BC, SCARCE

 

Obverse:  bust l., ATEVLA in front 

Rev: bull standing r, pentagram below

1.7g, 15mm

Ref: H.de.la Tour 7191

Grade: EF/VF but off flan.

Prov: ex Lockdales sale, previously C. Rudd collection, two old tickets.

 

£200 (P&P FREE to UK)

Celtic, Durotriges, Uninscribed Silver Quarter Stater, 45-40BC, 11.9mm, 0.85g

 

​Typical later variety with weak obverse creasent design. Reverse zig-zag pattern decorated with pellet in annulet design. Some wear, dark tone. Scarce variety. S368. Grade VF. 

                                          £50 (P&P FREE to UK)

Celtic, Catuvellauni and Trinovantes, Under Cunobelinus (8-41AD), Bronze Unit

 

Obv: bearded bust of Jupiter Ammon, left, CVNO in front, BELIN behind

 

 

Rev: warrior on horse galloping, right, CAM below

Ref: S345, ABC 2978

Grade: AVF/VF

 

 

 

£170 (+P&P)

 

Celtic, Danubian Silver Tetradrachm Imitating the Greek Thasos Coin, Great Example of Historical Translocation, 1st Century

 

Obv: Good style head of Dionysus, right

Rev: Rather cruder figure of Herakles with pelleted club and lionskin, pelleted legends.

16.48g, 30mm

Grade: Fine +, slightly bent, possible test cut.

Prov: Ex TimeLine Auctions

 

 

£150 SOLD

Celtic, Eastern Europe, 'Kugelwange' Type, Silver Drachm, 3rd-2nd Centuries BC 

 

 

Ob: laureate head of Zeus, right

 

Rev: horse advancing left, pellet in annulet above.

2.10g, 14mm

Grade: VF

This coin was based on the coinage of Philip II of Macedon, this in turn was copied and resulted in the degraded imitations of the 1st century AD! 'Kugelwange' means 'ball cheek.'

 

£90 SOLD

Anglo-Saxon, Silver Sceatta, Primary Phase, Series A, Type 2a, c680-710AD

 

 

Obverse: radiate bust , right, TIC before and A and annulet behind; straight exergual lines either side of beaded lines.

 

Rev: standard bearing TOTII, IP[T] [TA] either side, squared horns and tufa above.

Grade: VF+/VF

1.25g, 13.5mm

Ref: Abramson A075, S775

Prov: ex Spink coin with old ticket.

 

 

£200 SOLD

 

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of England, Cnut (1016-1035) Pointed Helmet Type Penny (1024-30)

 

Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust, left, holding sceptre, +CNVT RECX A legend.

Rev: Short voided cross in circle, pellet at centre, dot and annulets in each quarter; +EADPOLDONLVN (Eadwold at London)

Mint: London, Moneyer - Eadwold

19mm, 1.04g

Grade: VF, crack to flan, however, is stable

Ref: S1158, N787

Prov: Ex private Kent, UK collection

 

  £360 SOLD

 

Celtic, EX HEAD, Silver Unit of the Belgae in Hampshire, c50-40BC

 

 

Obverse: Head left, with swept back corded hair, EXO above forehead, annulates and dots to form other features.

Reverse: Annulate horse, right, sunburst or spiral above

Note: one of the earlist coins to exhibit a legend, probably the rulers name - EXO for Exobnos, few have the final 'O' this has.

Ref: ABC 995, S57

Grade: AF/VF+,

Prov: Comes with Chris Rudd ticket, found Stockbridge, Hants; ex Baddeley collection.

0.94g, 12mm

 

£90 SOLD

Northumbria, Aethelred II, First Reign 841-43/4, AE Styca, Leofdegn Moneyer

 

Obverse: edelred rex legend around cross with four pellets in quarters

 

Reverse: +leofdejn, cross and pellets.

Grade: Almost extremely fine.

1.28g, 14mm

Prov: ex Spink coin with old ticket.

 

 

 

£150 SOLD

 

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of England, Cnut (1016-1035) Short Cross Penny (1029-36)

 

Obverse: profile bust, left, holding sceptre, CNVT RECX legend.

Rev: short voided cross in circle, dot and circle in each quarter, unusually pellets after 'R' and above 'LV' in legend +GODRICONLVND

Mint: London, Moneyer - Godric

19mm, 1.10g

Grade: VF+, lovely portrait

Ref: S1159, N790

Prov: Ex private Kent, UK collection

 

  £390 SOLD

 

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of England, Cnut (1016-1035) Pointed Helmet Type Penny (1024-30)

 

Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust, left, holding sceptre

Rev: Short voided cross in circle, dot and circle in each quarter

Mint: London, Moneyer - Aelfweard

17mm, 0.98g

Grade: VF/VF+, few peck marks to both sides

Ref: S1158, N787

Prov: Ex Netherlands collection

 

 SOLD

 

English/Norman Coinage, William I, PAX Penny 1083-1086

 

 

Obv: facing bust type VIII crown 1, +PELLELM REX legend

Rev: short cross with PAXS in angles with +LIFPINEONIEXE legend for moneyer Lifwine at Exeter mint.
1.33g
Grade: VF+, few weak areas
Prov: ex TimeLine auctions, previously private Kent collection.
 
 
£750 SOLD

Celtic, Bronze Unit, Catuvellauni, Bearded Head of Rues (the Red), 1-10AD

 

Bearded head, right RVIIS legend. Reverse, horseman right, VIR. Comes with Chris Rudd ticket stating found Hampshire. S272. Grade Fine+. RARE! 15mm, 1.67g.

                                             SOLD    £70 

Anglo-Saxon, Aethelred II (978-1016AD) Last Small Cross Type Penny

 

Diademed bust left, EDELRED REX ANGLO RX (Ligate as one letter). Rev. small cross +EDELPINEN ON LVN. Grade VF/F.

North 777, 21mm, 1.3g

 

     SOLD

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