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Lot 11

Estimate: 800 GBP   |   Starting price: 650 GBP Online bidding closed
Curdridge Triad (formerly Chichester Radiate). Sills British Da2, class 1b. c.50-40 BC. Gold quarter stater. 12mm. 1.20g. Beaded line between two figures in a stylised boat, S-shape to right./ Cruciform thunderbolt motif, ornaments in angles, including pellet triad at 7 o’clock. ABC−, VA−, BMC−, DK 317, S−. Good VF, cuprous gold, sharp strike, distinct dotted line on obverse, complete pellet triad and torc on reverse. EXTREMELY RARE only seven others recorded.

Easily mistaken for a Hampshire Thunderbolt (ABC 767) and unlisted by most major catalogues, the Curdridge Triad is a great rarity, the British Museum doesn’t have one. Curdridge is a hamlet to the east of Southampton.

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