Bronze Cunobelin Celtic Coins for Sale

Cunobelin (Early 1st century AD - 40 AD)

Son of Tasciovanus, father of Adminius, Togodumnus and Caratacus. During the last years of his father's reign, he invaded the territory of the Trinovantes and subdued them. He continued to rule over the Trinovantes from Camulodunum and retained his seat of government there when he succeeded to the Catuvellaunian throne upon the death of Tasciovanus circa AD 10. He became 'the first British statesman,' and through diplomatic means, probably had his kingship over the joint Catuvellaunian/Trinovantian kingdom ratified by Rome, for some of his later coinage bears the title 'REX'. He continued to rule the combined tribes from Camulodunum for many years, and his capital became the focal point of British politics, learning and trade. Cunobelin died circa AD 42, shortly before the coming of Rome.

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Iron Age Cunobelin 'CAMV in Panel' Celtic Bronze Unit 027051

Iron Age Cunobelin 'CAMV in Panel' Celtic Bronze Unit
Bronze, 2.48 grams,16.45 mm. Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. Obverse: panel in wreath with CVNO legend. Reverse: horse right with CAMV legend below. S. 344; BMC 1987-1990. Fine.

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Iron Age Cunobelin 'CAMV in Panel' Celtic Bronze Unit 027051


Celtic Coin Book References:

S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
M = R P Mack, The Coinage of Ancient Britain
VA = R D Van Arsdell, Celtic Coinage in Britain
BMC = D Allen & R Hobbs, British Museum Catalogues
GEB = J Sills, Gaulish and Early British Gold Coinage
LT = S Gouet, M Prieur & L Schmitt, La Tour
CCI = Celtic Coin Index at Oxford University
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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