Ancient British Dobunni East Wiltshire Silver Unit Upavon Moon Head

Ancient British Dobunni East Wiltshire Silver Unit Upavon Moon Head

Code: 12457

£285.00 Approx $360.76, €332.94
 

This is an ancient British Iron Age Celtic silver unit, of the enigmatic East Wiltshire tribe of the Dobunni. This coin was minted from the 1st century BC until the early 1st century AD.

Obverse:  Moon head right, three crescents for hair, large sunburst on chin, stalk lips, wheel in front of face

Reverse:  Horse left, feather tail, small ring and large wheel below, small ring and two large pellets above.

A nice example with a clear horse leaping over a 'Sun-wheel' with an attractive Moon face with crescents. 

CULTURE: British Celtic

DENOMINATION: Unit

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: c. 1st century BC

SIZE: 13mm dia

WEIGHT: 0.73 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  ABC: 2128, BMC: 3015, SPINK 378

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Bristol. United Kingdom.