South Ferriby Shrimp. Rich Type 24a (this coin illustrated fig.11). c.55-45 BC. Silver unit. 15mm. 1.12g. Simplified boar right, with dorsal bristles and Y-shape forelegs, beaded ring above, ring behind./ Horse right, W-shape forelegs, beaded ring above, ring below. ABC−, VA−, BMC−, S 396. CCI 01.1704 (this coin). Nr EF, large flan of toned silver, bristly boar, bold horse. Ex John Lumley collection, ex Michael O’Bee collection, found in Yorkshire. EXCESSIVELY RARE only three others recorded. Est. £400 £320
Matthew Rich is author of Boar Horse (Chris Rudd 2014) which features this coin with its shrimplike boar on page 23. An exceptional example of an excessively rare type.
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This coin is in the Chris Rudd 20th November 2016 Auction