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Gold Tit

Gold Tit

Gold Tit Quarter StaterGold Tit Quarter Stater r

 

 

Gold Tit. c.50-30 BC. Gold quarter stater. 11mm. 1.36g. Plain except for breast-like bulge with ring in centre, beaded border with ‘beak’./ Horse right with beaded mane, triangular object on shoulder, ‘cog wheel’ solar symbol and ringed-pellet above, ring in front. ABC 2252, VA−, BMC−, S—. CCI 02.0157 (this coin). Near EF, neat flan of rose gold, superb horse with clear ornaments. Ex Vaudrey collection. Found Fenstanton St Ives, Cambs., 2002. EXTREMELY RARE only eight others recorded.

Like the Willett’s Nipple gold quarter stater of the Regini (ABC 536), the obverse of the Gold Tit is breast-like in its imagery and probably intentionally so. The reverse is very similar to that of Finney’s Thunderbolt, ABC 2255. cf. our recently unearthed Chichester Cogwheel quarter stater, No.8.

Images copyright Chris Rudd. Thank you for images and text

This coin is in the Chris Rudd 20th November 2016 Auction

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