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Lot 9

Estimate: 600 GBP   |   Starting price: 480 GBP Online bidding closed
Ratham Ringpole. Central Cog. Sills Class 1. c.55-45 BC. Gold quarter stater. 12mm. 1.18g. Wreath motif of inward-facing leaves, cogwheel at centre, ‘bear’s paws’ above./ Horse left, ringed-pellet protruding from chest, beaded mane, floral sun above, cogwheel below. CCI 11.1054 (this coin). ABC 569, VA−, BMC 538, DK 253, S 48. Good VF/VF, lovely yellow gold, clear floral sun. Ex Tony Warner collection. VERY RARE

The Ratham Ringpole gold quarter stater takes its name from Ratham Mill, near Chichester, where early specimens were discovered, and from the ringed-pellet-on-a-pole which comes out of the horse’s chest. We think the ringpole echoes the ancient myth of Apollo’s chariot pulling the sun across the sky each day. Both the ringpole and the horse’s distinctive scissor-like head can be clearly discerned on this example. Published in Divided Kingdoms p.253 (this coin).

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