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Estimate: 1'500 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'200 GBP Online bidding closed
Whaddon Bird. c.55-45 BC. Silver unit. 14mm. 1.12g. Crested head left with coiled hair./ Horse right, beaded mane, ring before, ornaments above, beaded pellet below. ABC 2481, VA 1546, BMC 377-79, S 50. Near EF, toned silver, fabulous well centred head. VERY RARE type, only 23 others recorded, 10 of them chipped. This is one of the most attractive we’ve seen.

The crested head was originally derived from the helmeted head of Roma on Roman denarii. The animal before the head and winged object clearly link the coin iconographically with ABC 2380 and 2383 and Whaddon gold types.

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