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CNG 111, Lot: 1029. Estimate $750.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CELTIC, Cantii. Uninscribed. Circa 50-20 BC. AR Unit (13mm, 0.94 g, 10h). Facing Heads type. Two confronted heads; stylized bull’s head above and below / Horse leaping left; yoke (?) above, uncertain symbol below. Van Arsdell –; ABC 216; SCBC –. Good VF, toned, hairline flan crack. Very rare.

From the Ealing Collection. Ex Rudd FPL 89 (September 2006), no. 9. Found in Darenth Valley, Kent, 2006.

This very rare type would later serve as the prototype for Type 37 sceattas. See L. Sellwood and D.M. Metcalf, “A Celtic Silver Coin of Previously Unpublished Type from St. Nicholas at Wade, Thanet: The Prototype for Anglo-Saxon Sceattas of BMC Type 37?,” in BNJ 56 (1986), p. 181-2.