Catuvellauni Celtic Coins for Sale

The Catuvellauni tribe's capital was Vervlamivm. The coins of Tasciovanus were the first to appear with the mint name VER [ulamion], circa 20 BC. The town became a munucipium, whose inhabitants were granted Roman rights in law around 50 AD. The capital was located at St. Albans, Hertfordshire and their territory stretched to Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire east of Charwell.

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Iron Age North Thames 'Serpent/Horseman' Celtic Bronze Unit 027446

Very Rare Iron Age North Thames 'Serpent/Horseman' Celtic Bronze Unit
Bronze, 1.19 grams, 12.28 mm. 50-30 BC. Obverse: serpent, head turned back, large open mouth, various rings and pellets around. Reverse: horseman riding right, pellet on chest of horse, large clumpy hooves. ABC 2318; VA; BMC 2491; EV; AL; M; S; Chris Rudd 15.41. Near very fine.

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Iron Age North Thames 'Serpent/Horseman' Celtic Bronze Unit 027446

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Please view our Cunobelin and Tasciovanus Celtic coins from the Celtic links above. We are regularly adding Gold, Silver and Bronze Cunobelin and Tasciovanus coins, so visit us again soon.

We have sold several coins featured as "Coins of the week" by the Celtic Coin Index at Oxford University! Here is an example of one of our coins sold recently:

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Celtic 'Linear' Cunobelin Gold Stater
Gold, 5.38 grams; 18.21 mm. Plastic type. Horse leaping right, with branch and pellet either side, CVN below. R. CA MV divided by corn ear. VA 1925-1. Celtic Coin Index Registration Number at Oxford University: CCI 04.2648. Extremely fine, gleaming as struck.

Dr Philip De Jersey writes: "This is an attractive example of the linear type of Cunobelin's corn-ear stater, generally thought to be the first in the series of staters which followed on from the biga issues, and thus probably dating to between about 10 - 20 AD. Comparison with Derek Allen's fundamental work on these coins (published in Britannia, vol. 6, 1975) shows that Allen identified a single example struck from this same obverse die, which was his die I for the linear type. It's easily identifiable because of the large flaw across the lower part of the flan. Since Allen wrote, just three more coins from this obverse die have surfaced, including the example illustrated here. Interestingly there do not appear to be any examples struck from this die without the flaw, which suggests that it might have developed very soon after the die went into use. The reverse of this coin is a little rarer: it's from the same die as the other two relatively recent finds, but from a different die to that coupled with the coin identified by Allen. At the level of individual dies it's thus scarce..."

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By purchasing a Celtic coin from TimeLine Originals you ensure that the coin has been recorded with Dr Philip de Jersey at the Celtic Coin Index at Oxford University [CCI]. The coin's images along with it's measurements and find spot will have been accurately recorded and a unique registration number issued. This will enable the information to be used for research purposes in the future. The Celtic Coin Index is now a collection of more than 34,000 images of Celtic coins found in Britain. For further information on the index and Celtic coins in general, click on the Celtic Coin Index Link below or contact:

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