Atrebates Verica Gold Stater 10-40AD Vine Leaf type Scarce


Code: TC360

Atrebates Verica Gold Stater 10-40AD Vine Leaf type. Scarce

16x17mm, 5.30g

ABC1193, 121-122
Vine Leaf, VI to left, RI to right. / Helmeted warrior on horse, holding shield and spear, C O F around.

A pleasing example of type, dies of fine style and clearly showing straps and terrets on the horse. This type is a fantastic representation of the early coinage of Britian during the 1st Century AD. A combination of the Iron Age and increasing Romanisation of Britannia.

King Verica of the Atrebates tribe who ruled south of the Thames was deposed by Epaticcus, son of king Tasciovanus of the Catuvellauni tribe (North of the Thames). He fled across the English channel to his ally and no doubt provided inside information which counted towards the success of the Claudian invasion of Britain in 43AD. A powerful ally to have.

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