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Triton XXI, Lot: 1301. Estimate $500.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CELTIC, Cantii(?). Uninscribed. Circa 55-40 BC. AV Quarter Stater (11.5mm, 1.39 g). S Type. Letter S on plain field / Tree-like trophy on triad of pellet-in-annulets; ornaments around. Van Arsdell –; ABC 2249; SCBC –. Good VF, lightly toned. Very rare.

ABC notes that this very rare type belongs to a small group of coins that appear to have had Cantian prototypes, which may indicate that Cantian chiefs possibly held some territory north of the Thames.