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This is a silver unit struck circa 20ad by Epaticcus, brother of Cunobelin, King of the Catuvellauni, a tribe occupying the Bedforshire, Herefordshire, Cambridgeshire region of England. The coin shows the bust of Epaticcus (obverse) and an eagle clutching a snake (reverse). The Catuvellauni neighboured the territories of the Atrebates who were by this time firmly established trading partners and allies of Rome. Epaticcus in his wars with the Atrebates was successful in taking virtually all of their territories in Britain. The king of the Atrebates however escaped and made supplication to R
This is a silver unit of Tincomarus (Tincommius) of the Atrebates in Britain, struck 25 -20 bc under Roman Occupation. The obverse has the Celticised head of a male facing. Unfortunately the trike is a bit off flan so this does not pick up well. The reverse is a bull to the left with head facing. Above is TIN, and a C below. The Atrebates tribe in Gaul were split in allegiance after their part in the disastrous uprising against the Romans in Gaul. Their king, Commius, once in favour with the Romans was now persona non grata and he led an exodus of those still willing to follow him to Eng
The Corieltauvi tribe were centred on modern day Leicester extending to the East coast and occupying most of current day `East Midlands' region of England. Their coinage dates from the second century bc. This particular piece dates approx 50 -40 bc and is referred to being of the `Hosidius' type. That is, it mimics a roman republican denarius of L Hosidius Geta (68 bc).. Obverse is a boar facing left.with a daisy in a beaded ring above. Reverse is a horse facing left with a bead in a beaded circle below. This coin approx 0.7g silver