Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens, Jetons, Medals and Books (2 & 3 April 2014)

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Date of Auction: 2nd & 3rd April 2014


Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

CATUVELLAUNI, Tasciovanus, Stater, tascio ricon in central panel over cruciform wreath design, rev. horseman left wearing armour and holding sword and shield, small star behind, annulet in front and below, 5.42g/4h (ABC 2580; BMC 1629ff; VA 1780-5; S 219). Good very fine, probably much as struck and unique with this die pairing


According to Rainer Kretz, this is the first coin found from this obverse die. The reverse is known from only one other specimen (CCI 04.0545) on which the little star behind the warrior is not visible