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Ancient British

King Sam Pentagram

King Sam Pentagram

"This excessively rare tribal coin (only one other recorded) forms a crucial link in the chain that ties King Sam…
Selsey Uniface

Selsey Uniface

Dr Philip de Jersey says: “By far the most influential coinage in the south was the triple-tailed horse stater (British…
Dolphin Curls

Dolphin Curls

  Dolphin Curls. c.50-30 BC. Silver unit. 14mm. 1.15g. Head left, thick crescents for hair./ Triple-tailed horse right, floral sun…
South Ferriby Shrimp

South Ferriby Shrimp

  South Ferriby Shrimp. Rich Type 24a (this coin illustrated fig.11). c.55-45 BC. Silver unit. 15mm. 1.12g. Simplified boar right,…
Chichester Cogwheel

Chichester Cogwheel

    Chichester Cogwheel. c.50-40 BC. Gold quarter stater. 12mm. 1.22g. Plain field with ringed-pellet in central cogwheel./ Globular horse…
Gold Tit

Gold Tit

    Gold Tit. c.50-30 BC. Gold quarter stater. 11mm. 1.36g. Plain except for breast-like bulge with ring in centre,…
Wonersh Horse, Sun Spiral

Wonersh Horse, Sun Spiral

Wonersh. Dots Type. c.55-45 BC. Gold stater. 18mm. 5.27g. Cruciform motif of beaded bands, two outline crescents back-to-back in centre,…
Tincomarus Medusa

Tincomarus Medusa

Atrebates and Regni, Tincomarus, (c.20 BC-AD 10), gold Quarter Stater, 1.18g, 'Medusa' type, tinc in corded tablet, c above, a…
Iceni – Bury Diadem

Iceni – Bury Diadem

Perhaps a Moon Goddess in her Lunar Crown... Bury Diadem. c.50-15 BC. Silver unit. 12mm. 1.19g. Female head l, heart-shaped…
The Sun-God: Apollo Belenus

The Sun-God: Apollo Belenus

An Iceni Freckenham Cross: "The imagery looks druidic. The central annulet may denote the supreme deity in his sun-god form (Apollo…
Rare Abingdon Head

Rare Abingdon Head

Abingdon Head. c.50-30 BC. Silver unit. 14mm. 1.35g. Female head l, three crescents for hair, two pin lips, heart-shaped ear,…
The Mythic Celtic Horse

The Mythic Celtic Horse

I'm tracing the evolution of the iconic Celtic horse coin of Iron Age Britain. Note these are just my general impressions…