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Silver unit of the Catuvellauni

The Ancient British silver coin pictured here measures only 13mm in diameter but is shown greatly enlarged. It was unearthed by Rob Warwick, who must have access to a good site in order to have found a coin like this one.

Rob’s find is a silver unit of the Catuvellauni. On the obverse, facing right, is a griffon with three wings. On the reverse, facing left, is a depiction of Pegasus with TAS partly in front and partly underneath.

In Ancient British Coins this is listed as the Tasciovanos Griffin type (number 2646) and in the Standard Catalogue it is number 231. According to ABC, the type is extremely rare.    


The coin has been struck off centre but it otherwise an outstanding example. Both the griffin and Pegasus are sharp and clear and would grade good VF. In its present condition a pre-sale auction estimate shouldn’t be any lower than £320-350.

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