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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1226. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CELTIC ENGLAND. The Ambiani. Circa 55-50 BC. AV Stater (5.87 gm). Proto-Chute type. Furrowed bulge / Disjointed horse right; "face" with down-turned mouth above, two pellet-in-ring motifs before, S•S below. De la Tour 8704; D&T 242; cf. Van Arsdell 87-1; Hobbs -; cf. Scheers 157; cf. SCBC 13. EF for type. ($1000)

Except for de la Tour and Delestrée & Tache, the references are to the cross-channel staters with "VE" monogram on plain obverse and S• below the horse. This rare English(?) variant seems to be inching closer to the Belgae/Durotriges staters with the "crab" motif below the horse, later to become the Chute-Cheriton-Clacton series (cf. the following lot).