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Silver unit of the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes

Roger Paul strikes again. I’ve already said he has been enjoying a spell of good luck and here’s another great find. The latest discovery is an Ancient British silver unit. This joins a few others that have been unearthed by Roger, whilst I’m still waiting to find my first Ancient British coin!

On the obverse is CVNO BELI in two oblong panels. On the reverse is a mounted warrior facing right with CVNO below. Therefore, this silver unit is a coin of the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes and is one of the varieties listed as number 2858 in Ancient British Coins. The latter, published by Chris Rudd, is still by far the best general reference work on Ancient British coins.


The obverse is near VF and the reverse is reasonably clear but not as good as the obverse. Roger said it looks better ‘in the hand’ but I’ve just got images to work from. As it stands and as it looks to me, I’d price it at £250 to £280.

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