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Lot 12

Estimate: 1'250 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'000 GBP Online bidding closed
Commios A-Type E-Type. Sills class 2. Gold quarter stater. 9mm. 1.20g. Letter A on plain field./ Horse left with ladder mane and leaf-like tail, EI monogram above, small ring with double-ring below (figure of 8 motif). ABC 1028, VA 353-1, BMC−, DK 326, S−. Good VF, neat, chunky flan of rich rose gold, bold horse, full figure of eight and clear EI monogram. EXTREMELY RARE only 14 others recorded, this is the first we’ve had since 2003.

What does the EI monogram mean? “The most plausible interpretation, by analogy with COM F and its variants on the issues of later rulers, is that it is an abbreviated patronym representing the otherwise unknown father of Commios” says Dr John Sills (DK p.321). We agree. We think Commios’ father may have been called Eisu (see Who is E?, Chris Rudd List 126, November 2012, p.2-5).

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