Celtic Iceni Tribe Norfolk God Type Silver Unit, c1st Century

Denomination: Silver unit

Period: Iron age/Celtic

Date: c1st century

Origin: East Anglian region, Iceni tribe

Condition: AVF

Obverse: Male head, right, oval eye, moustachioed, short dashes for hair

Reverse: Horse right, cabled mane, lozenge below with concave sides, pellet at each corner, part circle above with tricorne within

Size and Weight: 13mm, 0.96g

References: Spink 434, Rudd ABC1567

Features and Provenance: The Iceni inhabited the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire areas, East Anglia as it is today. Their most famous leader was Boudica, but this coin was issued some while before she queen. It was once considered to be an image of Prasutagus, Boudica's husband, but again this is unlikely. It is now considered that the imagery on the coin was inspired by a Roman republican denarius of L. Roscius Fabatus, but again this is conjecture. Another theory, is that the male image is that of Cunobelinus, the king of the Catuvellauni, but whether tribal interaction went as far as their coins it is hard to say.  


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






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