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Lot 23

Estimate: 1'750 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'400 GBP Online bidding closed
North East Coast. Left Type with Inverted Obverse. Sills Mint B. c.60-50 BC. Gold stater. 18mm. 5.99g. Wreath motif with leaves facing inwards, two horizontal lines of pellets above./ Lunate horse left, pellets and crescent above, large pellet below, zigzag line with zigzag. ABC−, VA−, BMC−, S−. CCI 16.0503 (this coin). Good EF, neat flan of golden gold, sharply struck, showing inverted cloak-lines in all their topsy-turvy glory. An exceptionally attractive specimen of an extraordinarily scarce type. Ex David Turner collection. EXCESSIVELY RARE only two others recorded.

Poor old Apollo! He’d be so upset, so embarrassed if he could see what the Corieltavian die cutter has done with his golden cloak; it has literally gone to his head and become a golden headband. This is a beautiful example of an excruciating error. We’ve never seen such a superb specimen of a ‘mistaken’ gold stater, rendered all the more desirable on account of its dramatic rarity: only two other examples of this exciting error coin have been recorded.

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