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Lot 1796    SESSION 7 (11.30AM WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL)    Great Britain Gold

Estimate $3,000
Current Bid $1,800
Bidding Closes 03 Apr 09:30

ANCIENT BRITISH, North Eastern Region, Inscribed coins, Corieltavi, Dumnocoveros Tigirseno type, (c.25-35 A.D.), gold stater, (5.38 g), obv. [D]V MN between two lines, crossed by vertical wreath of brick-like leaves facing inwards, beaded rings and wheels in angles, rev. lunate horse to left, pellet triad before, TIGIR [S]ENO around, (S.414, ABC 1971, Van A 972, BMC 3325-27, M 461, CCI 61.0123 [this coin]). Attractive rose gold, large flan with nearly full inscription, good very fine and very rare.

This very rare gold stater carries an impressive pedigree and was probably part of a hoard uncovered nearly 190 years ago.

Ex Chris Rudd, list 131, #35 and previously the following; Chris Hamlyn Collection (bought by Chris Rudd, 27 June 2012); British Collection 1970's-1980's; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Glendining's 6-9 June 1955, lot 81); Alexander Mann Collection (Sotheby's 29 October 1917); Thomas Bliss Collection (Sotheby's 22 March 1916); H.Montagu Collection (Sotheby's 18-23 November 1895, lot 112); Hemingway Collection (1882); probably Lightcliffe hoard, Yorkshire c.1829.

Published in Derek Allen's "The Coins of the Coritani" (SCBI 1963), plate VIII, #399.

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