Tasciovanus Celtic Coins for Sale
Tasciovanus was the grandson, or perhaps the son, of Cassivellaunus, and the father of Cunobelin and Epaticcus. He was ruler of the tribe from circa 20 BC. He was also the first to renew hostilities towards the Trinovantes, flouting the long-standing agreement between Caesar and his own grandfather Cassivellaunus. Between 15 BC and AD 10 he issued a series of coins bearing the mint mark CAMV [lodunum], indicating that for a time at least, he took possession of the Trinovantian capital; but it appears that he withdrew following the advent of Augustus in Gaul. His later coin issues bear the inscription TASCIO RICON where the word 'rigon' is usually translated as 'king'.
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Dias, associate of Tasciovanus (circa 15 BC - AD 10)
A sub-king of the overlord Tasciovanus.
Rues, associate of Tasciovanus (circa 15 BC - 10 AD)
Possibly a sub-king of the overlord Tasciovanus is known only from a single coinage issue bearing the inscription RVES.
Epaticcus, son of Tasciovanus (circa 1st half of 1st Century AD)
Probably brother of Cunobelin. It seems likely that Epaticcus's coinage reflects an incursion into Atrebatic territory by the Trinovantian/Catuvellaunian dynasty.
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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