|Lot 19. Britain, Southern Region. Regni & Atrebates. Verica. Ca. A.D. 10-40. AR minim (9 mm, 0.37 g). Verica Triadic type. Four sets of three pellets around central pellet in ring, all within pelleted border / VIR above, lion leaping right; below, diamond of pellets between two pellet in rings. ABC 1292; Van Arsdell 484; BMC 1514-7; SCBC 143. Toned. Very fine.
From the KJG Collection of British Celtic Coins. Ex Rudd 78 (September 2004), 31.
Second only to Cunobelinus in terms of power, Verica was the third king to lay claim to being a son of Commios. He reunited the kingdom after it had been divided by his 'brothers' Tincomarus and Eppillus. Later in his reign it appears he had trouble with his northern neighbors, Epaticcus and Caratacus, and possibly received aide from Rome (see Cassius Dio, Roman History LX.19).
Estimate: US$ 300