Ancient & British Coins, Artefacts, World Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes (26 November 1997)

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Date of Auction: 26th November 1997

Sold for £350

Estimate: £200 - £250

Claudius, silver plated Denarius, reverse de britann on architrave of Truimphal arch, surmounted by equestrian statue and two trophies (RIC 34; BMC 35). Condition similar to previous coin, but otherwise extremely fine, very rare (£200-250)


Dated by the Tribunate to AD 46-7, these plated coins were produced only three years or so after the invasion of Britain. They were found in 1996 by the River Waveney in East Anglia.