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British Iron Age Celtic Durotriges 'Cranborne Chase' Silver Stater


Code: 11660

This is an ancient Iron Age Celtic silver stater of the British Durotriges Tribe. It was minted between the mid 1st century BC to the mid 1st century AD with the invasion of the Romans.

Obverse:  Devolved head of Apollo right, crude head representation with wreath, cloak and crescents, 

Reverse:  Disjointed horse left; pellets above, pellet below, pellet in lozenge above tail, crude horse representation of disjointed pellets, lines and crescents.

This example is very fine but has some scrape marks on the reverse by the wreath.




DATE: 58 BC - 45 AD

SIZE: 17mm dia

WEIGHT: 4.07 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  ABC 2157; VA 1235-1; M 317; S.366

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Private collection, United Kingdom.