|Lot 26. Britain, Southern Region. Regni & Atrebates. Epaticcus. Ca. A.D. 20-40. AR minim (8 mm, 0.34 g, 3 h). Epaticcus Boar's Head type. EPATI between pellet-in-annulet above and below / TA, boar's head right. ABC 1370; Van Arsdell 585; BMC 2331-46; SCBC 360. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.
From the KJG Collection of British Celtic Coins. Ex CNG XXVI (11 June 1993), 768.
Like the previous two lots of Epaticcus in this sale, although from the powerful British tribe of the Catuvellauni, Epaticcus' coinage is classified as Atrebatic as it is found south of the Thames in Atrebatic territory. Interestingly, while Epaticcus' name means 'leader of horsemen,' all of his Atrebatic coinage (with the exception of his gold stater, ABC 1343) employs types other than horsemen, such as here having the head of a boar. The TA on the reverse refers to Tasciovanus, Epaticcus' father.
Estimate: US$ 200