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Estimate: 850 GBP   |   Starting price: 700 GBP Online bidding closed
Baiocasses Boar. c.75-50 BC. Silver stater. 20mm. 6.11g. Moon-shaped head right, piercing pellet eye in deep socket, hair in three globular S-shapes, boar above./ Human-headed horse right, charioteer holding reins above, vexillum in front, boar standard below. LT 6969, DT 2259, de Jersey Coinage in Iron Age Armorica, p.109, fig. 57b, Gruel and Morin no.175. Good VF, chunky flan of bright silver, magnificent human-headed horse. Ex Christoph Bodmer collection, ex Adrian Clarke collection, ex Antony McCammon collection. Ex Le Catillon I hoard, Grouville, Jersey, 1957. A great stater with an impeccable pedigree. The majority are hidden away in French museums.

Struck in the land of the Bayeux Tapestry (Bayeux takes its name from the Baiocasses) and discovered in the famous Le Câtillon I hoard of 1957, this superb boldly struck stater was once in the celebrated collection of Antony McCammon, former international banker and author of Currencies of the Anglo-Norman Isles, Spink, 1984. In fact it’s illustrated in his book, p.18-19 (this coin). Armorican staters don’t come with a more illustrious pedigree than this. We recently valued the Le Câtillon II hoard, 2012, for the finders, Reg Mead and Richard Miles.

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