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Lot 36

Estimate: 1'500 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'200 GBP Online bidding closed
Whaddon Maltese Cross. Sills British La2, class 1. c.55-45 BC. Gold quarter stater. 14mm. 1.33g. Wreath, two rounded curls above, cloak lines bottom left, two crescents forming ‘eyes’ bottom right./ Long-eared horse leaping right, Maltese cross above, ringed pellets around. ABC 2457, VA 1478, BMC−, DK 463, S−. CCI 10.2785 (this coin). EF, golden gold, clear Maltese cross. One of the finest known. Ex Queensland collection, found Standon/Braughing, Herts. VERY RARE only 19 others recorded.

Sharper than the one shown in ABC, this exceptionally exquisite quarter stater is published in Divided Kingdoms, p.494 and 511 (this coin). We’ve never seen such a pretty one as this. “Only one other from this reverse die” says Dr John Sills (pers.comm. 8.3.2018).

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