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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1235. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CELTIC ENGLAND. Catuvellauni and Trinovantes in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Suffolk. Cunobelin. Circa 10-41 AD. AV Stater (5.48 gm). Camulodunum mint. CAMVL in tablet flanked by pellet in rings, joined to vertical wreaths; flower motifs in three quarters, a heart-shaped face in the fourth / CVNOBELINI, two horses galloping left with a four-spoked wheel below (representing a biga). Hobbs 1771; Van Arsdell 1910-2; SCBC 280. CCI 03.0622. Superb EF. Very rare type, extremely rare dies (de Jersey G10), only eight others recorded. [See color enlargement on plate 22] ($4000)

Found near Braintree, Essex.

One of the finest known specimens of this highly prized type, which displays the genitive form of the king’s name (CVNOBELINI) in full (cf. the Mack specimen, Classical Numismatic Group 57 [4 April 2001], lot 1701, which realized $5200).