Celtic Coin – Durotriges Tribe Quarter Silver State – 1st C

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Product Code:RNC237

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Description

Header: Celtic Coin – Silver Quarter Stater, Durotriges Tribe, ‘Badbury Rat’ Type, 1st Century

Denomination: Silver quarter stater

Period: Iron age Celtic

Date: 1st century AD

Origin: Durotiges tribe, Southern England

Condition: AEF, well centred, good clear detail

Obverse: Traces of ‘Three Men in a Boat’, the faint nature of this side of the coin is typical

Reverse: Zigzag thunderbolt, line of pellets and rings, rat-shaped object motif

Size and Weight: 12.4mm, 0.76g

References: ABC2214, SCBC 368

Features and Provenance: The Durotriges tribe were situated in Dorset, Hampshire and as far as Wiltshire in the south of England. They were not a warring tribe and trading was their livelihood during the first century. With the arrival of the Romans, however, their own coinage was curtailed but was produced until at least the Claudian conquest. With silver now in short supply, the coins were gradually debased with the addition of more and more base metal and less silver. Eventually the later coinage was entirely bronze.

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

Additional information

Weight50 g

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