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Lot 17

Estimate: 5'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 4'000 GBP Online bidding closed
Talbot Type. Talbot’s Early Pattern Horse (B). c.20-1 BC. Gold stater. 16mm. 5.45g. Corn-ear crossed-wreaths, back-to-back crescents at centre, ‘eyelashes’ within./ Horse left, Y-shaped head, corded mane, pellet under chin, wheel above, beaded ringed-pellet in front, six-pointed star below. ABC 1453, VA−, BMC−, S−. Near EF, boldly struck in rose gold, fabulous fat horse, full star. First offered for public sale. Found NW Norfolk, 14.8.2017. EXCESSIVELY RARE only one other recorded.

Commenting on the first recorded Talbot Type stater, also found in NW Norfolk, Dr John Talbot said: “We now appear to see high denomination East Anglian coins sharing obverse designs with Addedomaros, indeed so close are they that the staters could easily share dies…suggesting relationships that are more than design migration” (Chris Rudd List 61, 2002, p.3). We agree. We think that imitative coins such as the Talbot Type indicate that there was an alliance between the Iceni and the two major North Thames tribes, especially the Catuvellauni. See Coin News, April 2018 (this coin) and May 2018 (this coin). See note, p.1.

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