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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1236. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1900. 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 (5.44 gm). Linear-X type. Camulodunum mint. CA MV flanking grain ear; small x under CA, pellet above M / CVN, horse galloping right; branch and two pellets above. Hobbs 1772ff; Van Arsdell 1925-5; SCBC 282. CCI 03.0701. Good VF, rose gold. Very rare variant. [See color enlargement on plate 22] ($1000)

Found The Rodings, Essex, 9 January 2001.

This is called Linear X-type because there is a line through the middle of the corn ear and a small X (moneyer's privy mark) below the letters CA. The pellet above the M is visible on the Van Arsdell specimen, but not noted. You can also sometimes see short lines indicating hairs of the horse's mane.