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Lot 12

Estimate: 2'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'600 GBP Online bidding closed
Danebury Moustache. c.55-45 BC. Silver unit. 11mm. 0.76g. Head left, corded neckline, snake-like locks of hair, large cogwheel in front./ Horse left, double-ring and small ringed-pellet above, large wheel below, ring above and in front. ABC 857, VA 284, BMC 610-12, S 57. PAS: PUBLIC-3F3E06 (this coin). EF, lightly toned silver, clear head. Found near Salisbury, Wilts., 17.2.2017. EXTREMELY RARE only six others recorded, inc. three in the British Museum. This is by far the nicest we’ve seen, sharper than the one in ABC.

The curved line running down across the cheek is strange. It may represent a long droopy moustache or, taken in conjunction with the extended eyebrow, it may indicate that the head is wearing a mask or Medusa-like headdress. The same sort of cheek-line can be seen on the Chichester Helmet silver unit of the Regini (ABC 665).

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