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Lot 17

Estimate: 500 GBP   |   Starting price: 400 GBP Online bidding closed
Bury Diadem. Talbot Bury A Type 10a. c.50-40 BC. Silver unit. 14mm. 1.43g. Female head left, heart-shaped ear, wearing lunar crown, serpent before./ Horse left, tiny s-shape mane, solar ‘anemone’ and ringed-pellets above, ringed-pellet below, quatrefoil in front. ABC 1495, VA 80, BMC 3524-27, S 432. Good VF, large flan, heavyweight, bright silver, beautifully ornamented. Found Worlingham, Norfolk, c.2013.

The head may be of Sirona (‘Star Woman’), a Celtic goddess of healing often seen with a snake coiled around her arm. Note the large two-headed snake in front of her face and the mini-snakes which form the horse’s mane.

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