Lot 32. Britain, North Eastern Region. Corieltavi. Early uninscribed issues. Ca. 50 B.C.-A.D. 1 AV stater. North East Coast type.
Britain, North Eastern Region. Corieltavi. Early uninscribed issues. Ca. 50 B.C.-A.D. 1 AV stater (19 mm, 5.65 g, 9 h). North East Coast type. Wreath, cloak and crescents presenting a stylized head of Apollo right / Disarticulated sinuous horse right; above, pellets and charioteer's arms; below, pelletal sun. ABC 1719; Van Arsdell 800; BMC 184-91; SCBC 28. Scarce. Lightly toned. Very fine.
From the KJG Collection of British Celtic Coins. Ex Rudd 134 (March 2014), 33.
The Corieltavi were a large, wealthy northeastern tribe who were highly advanced and who, according to Van Arsdell, ""used complex privy marks on their coins for die control, weight specification and perhaps even identification of metallurgical content."" They continued striking gold staters long after their neighbors did, continuing until the Roman conquest of Claudius.