Silver 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 'Capricorn' Catuvellauni Celtic Silver Unit 027307

Extremely Rare Iron Age Cunobelin 'Capricorn' Catuvellauni Celtic Silver Unit
Silver, 0.90 grams, 12.49 mm. Circa early 1st century AD. Obverse: wreath crossed by plain line, CVNO in angles. Reverse: capricorn right. ABC 2843; S. 322; BMC 1898. Extremely fine, chipped. Probably struck in Kent.
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Iron Age Cunobelin 'Capricorn' Catuvellauni Celtic Silver Unit 027307
Iron Age Catuvellauni Cunobelin ‘Lyre Player’ Celtic Silver Unit 015446

Very Rare Iron Age Catuvellauni Cunobelin ‘Lyre Player’ Celtic Silver Unit
Silver, 0.92 grams, 11.32 mm. Very rare ‘Lyre Player’ silver unit, early 1st century AD - circa 40 AD. Obverse: female bust right, hair in bun on nape, TASC behind, IIOVANII in front, most of inscription off flan. Reverse: seated lyre player right, CUNOBE(LI) in front. References: ABC 2867, VA 2059, BMC 1879-82, S. 314. Very fine in good silver. Found Essex, UK.
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Iron Age Catuvellauni Cunobelin ‘Lyre Player’ Celtic Silver Unit 015446


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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