The Chris Morrison Collection of Ancient British Coins

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2009

Sold for £2,500

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Stater, British C [Yarmouth type], devolved head of Apollo, rev. disjointed horse right, pellet rosette above, front leg split into windmill shape, trefoil of pellets in one quarter, bird’s head in another, zig-zag pattern below exergual line, 6.17g/5h (BMC 78ff; VA 1220; S 23). Struck in pale gold, about very fine, extremely rare; 13 specimens recorded, of which nine are in museums £2,000-2,500


Provenance: A. Breton Collection, Calmels Cohen Auction (Paris), 14 April 2003, lot 3003; C. Rudd FPL 75, May 2004 (28). CCI 03.0440