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Estimate: 600 GBP   |   Starting price: 500 GBP Online bidding closed
Gallo-Belgic Broad Flan. Left Type with Upward-Pointing Leaves. Bellovaci. Sills Ab2, class 1. c.115-100 BC. Large-flan gold quarter stater. 12-14mm. 1.83g. Elaborate head left with upward-pointing wreath leaves./ Horse left, stylised winged charioteer above, rosette below. LT 7892 var., DT 70 var., ABC 31 var., VA 20 var., Sills 304, S 7. Near EF, golden toned gold, large flan, nice head, bold horse. Found Ulverston, Cumbria, 10.4.2017. EXCESSIVELY RARE only five others recorded.

Dr John Sills says: “It is the only Ab type with upward-pointing leaves in the wreath. Only five others known.” No other Broad Flan quarter has been found so far north in Britain. Ulverston (pronounced ooston) is on the River Leven (Celtic ‘smooth’) to the south of the Carvetii (‘Deer-Folk’).

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