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Lot 13

Estimate: 1'250 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'000 GBP Online bidding closed
Verica Vine Leaf. Leaping Horse Type. Sills class 5c. c.AD10-40. Gold stater. 16mm. 5.30g. Central vine leaf, VI to left, [RI] to right./ Warrior, holding shield and spear, riding horse facing right, C O F around, beaded border. ABC 1193, VA 520, BMC 1161, DK 367, S–. VF/Good VF, rose gold, lovely warrior, full COF. SCARCE

Verica and other well educated Britons will have been aware that the Latin for ‘manly’ is virilis and that VI are the first two letters of vinum, hence the vine-leaf, symbolic of Verica’s association with Rome and its prestigious wine.

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