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Lot 8

Estimate: 300 GBP   |   Starting price: 240 GBP Online bidding closed
Bear and Bull. c.50-30 BC. Bronze unit. 16mm. 2.07g. Wolf right, open jaws, raven perched on back, rings around./ Bull right, head facing, corded tail, ringed bar above, small pellets and rings around. ABC 267, VA 154-3, BMC 2484-86, S 176. CCI 00.0686 (this coin). VF, glossy greeny-brown patina, bold bull, complete raven. Ex Tony Warner collection, ex John Lumley collection, ex Dr William Blank collection. RARE

Bears are hardly ever encountered on ancient coins. This is the only British one which definitely displays a bear (no, it’s not a wolf). The only Gaulish coin which might show a bear is a Remic potin, LT 8124, DT 155.

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