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Lot 28.  Britain, East Anglian Region. Iceni. Early uninscribed issues. Mid-1st century B.C. AR unit. Norfolk God (moustache) type.

Britain, East Anglian Region. Iceni. Early uninscribed issues. Mid-1st century B.C. AR unit (14 mm, 1.14 g, 7 h). Norfolk God (moustache) type. Mustachioed male head right; behind, grain ear (not evident); before, two trefoils / Horse with cabled mane right; above, pelta with tricorne; below, lozenge with concave sides and pellet at each corner. ABC 1567; Van Arsdell 792; BMC 3605-759; SCBC 434. Well centered and struck, lightly toned. Choice very fine.

From the KJG Collection of British Celtic Coins. Purchased from C. Rudd, 7 November 2006.

The head and grain ear of the obverse are borrowed from the Roman denarii of L. Roscius Fabatus (Crawford 412/1), which were also extensively imitated in Central Europe on coins of the Eravisci, a highly cultured Celtic tribal group inhabiting Transdanubia who used Roman Republican denarii as prototypes for their own coins.

Estimate: US$ 500 


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Current Bid:  US$ 300   
Starting Bid:  US$ 300 
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