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Estimate: 1'500 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'200 GBP Online bidding closed
Norfolk Wolf. Right Type with Hook Fibula and Hidden Face. Talbot dies M/18. c.60-54 BC. Gold stater. 17mm. 5.93g. Icenian wreath motif with upward-facing leaves and plain ‘hook’ fibula./ Wolf standing right, with bristly back, open jaws, teeth visible and tongue hanging, large pellet above, large pellet and crescent below, beaded exergual line. ABC 1393, VA 610-1, BMC 213, S 30. Good VF, heavy chunky flan of lovely yellow gold, sharp fibula, well centred wolf, bristly back, nice hidden face below. Ex David Jenkins collection, ex Bernard Winstanley collection. A pedigree piece from two great collections. EXTREMELY RARE die pair, only 9 others recorded.                     
The hook-like object on the obverse is a cloak-fastener, sometimes seen on Gallo-Belgic Broad Flan gold staters, ABC 1, 4 (No.1 this list). The crescents above and below the wolf come from Gallic War Uniface staters, ABC 16 (No.3 this list). This fascinating fibula type is illustrated in Made for Trade p.161.

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