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Estimate: 400 GBP   |   Starting price: 300 GBP Online bidding closed
Verica Smiley. COMI.F Type. c.AD10-40. Silver unit. 11mm. 1.25g. COMI.F, crescent and two ringed-pellets above and below, beaded border./ Boar right, star above, exergual line with VIRI below, beaded border. ABC−, VA−, BMC −. S−. CCI 96.3024 (this coin). Near EF, bright silver, bold inscription. Ex Christine Willans collection. SCARCE type, this legend variant EXTREMELY RARE only ten others recorded.
Dr John Sills believes Verica Smiley units were issued alongside Verica Warrior Rex staters (ABC 1190). He says: “I dropped everything when I saw the extra I” (pers.comm. 31.1.2018). This legend variant is a great rarity.

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