|Lot 53. Britain, North Thames Region. Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelinus. Ca. A.D. 8-41. Æ unit (15 mm, 2.63 g, 2 h). Cunobelinus Bull Sacrifice type. CV above, [NO] below, pegasus right / TAS[CI] below, Victory right, preparing to stab bull. ABC 2972; Van Arsdell 2099; BMC 1913-9; SCBC 343. Attractive dark green patina. Very fine.
From the KJG Collection of British Celtic Coins.
Cuobelinus was the greatest of all late Iron Age kings of Britain, and united the tribes of the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes after conquering the latter. He seems to have conquered Camulodunum and been quite proud of the achievement: no fewer than 44 of the 75 coin types he issued have the name inscribed on them.
Estimate: US$ 300