Iron Age - Britain & Gaul

Durotriges - Cranborne Chase Stater

A fine example of a Cranborne Chase Stater (50BC-50AD); This coin was from the large declared hoard found on the Isle of Wight a few years ago. Horse's head off flan.  Ref: ABC-2169.  18mm, 5.13 gm.

The Durotriges tribal capital was Dorchester, Dorset. Their territory encompassed Dorset, South Wiltshire, South Somerset & Devon. They had no pre-Roman tribal centre, but there was a mint at Hengistbury Head. The tribe was made up of fiercely independent baronies rather than a unified state, resulting in an unusual density of powerful hillforts.


Ref # 1173-1027

Atrebates - Verica Silver unit, 10-20 AD

Rev: Boar right, with 6-pointed star above. Verica - a British client king of the Roman Empire before the Claudian invasion of 43 AD.

Obv: COMF inscription with pellet-and-crescent and two pellet-in-circle motifs above and below.

12.5mm, 0.98 gm

Verica (early 1st century AD) was a British client king of the Roman Empire in the years preceding the Claudian invasion of 43 AD. From his coinage, Verica appears to have been king of the Atrebates tribe and a son of Commius.



Ref # 1177-1028

Iceni EDN Silver Unit

Rev: shows a horse, right-facing, and [E]DN monogram below.  Obv: two opposing crescents. Ref: ABC-1672
Diameter: 12mm

Coins with legends such as ECE, ED, EDN and ‘ECEN’ possibly show a ruler's name, or perhaps these were the names of mint sites.


Ref # 1111-1024

Iceni Silver Unit, 10-43 AD

Obv: Horse facing left, text beneath. ECE retrograde/reversed.

A metal detecting coin which has a less well-preserved reverse,  Scarce coin.  Ref: ABC-1669


Ref # 1063-1018

Ambiani, Gallo-Belgic E Gold Stater

Obv: plain with trace of geometric pattern,

Rev: disjointed horse right, pellet & normal & reversed S symbols below.

Weight: 5.82 gm

Provenance: Timeline Auctions, Oct 30th 2013, Lot 0004. Ex European collection; acquired Switzerland, 1990s.

Refs: Spink11, Sills class 5a; LT 8704 var, ABC 16 variant.

Notes: SS variant. 


Ref # 1752-1274