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Lot 19

Estimate: 250 GBP   |   Starting price: 200 GBP Online bidding closed
Freckenham Crescents Phallic Type. c.20BC-AD10. Bronze stater core. 17mm. 4.03g. Solid back-to-back crescents on horizontal line, pellets in cusp, five-pointed star above and below./ Round-chested horse right, phallic motif above with pellet triad either side, pellet below tail, large floral sun below. Contemporary forgery of ABC 1450, VA 620-4, BMC 3385, S 426. Good VF, smooth deep brown patina, bold crescents. RARE

The Catuvellaunian-style back-to-back crescents now look more like fishes or serpents. The phallic symbol also serves as a soft bucranium and hidden face.

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