Thurrock cast bronze unit


The Cantiaci (perhaps ‘land of the assembly men’), may have comprised four tribes occupying Kent (KE), centred on the Weald and rivers Stour, Medway and Darent. Diviciacos, king of the Suessiones, c.90-70 BC, may have held territory here. Caesar mentions four kings: Cingetorix, Carvilios, Taximagulos and Segovax, c.60-54 BC. Coins minted at the capital, Durovernum (Canterbury), Duno, Sego, and maybe Durobrivae (Rochester).


Thurrock Butting Bull. c.120-100 BC. Cast bronze. 15-19mm. 3.40g. Head of Apollo l./ Bull butting. ABC 120, VA 1410, BMC 661, S 62. VF, glossy patina, bold head.                                                                                      Was £75. Now only £50

The Thurrock type were the first regular coinage minted in Britain, directly copied from coins imported from Massalia (modern Marseilles) and are more correctly identified as ‘Kentish Primary Series’ by David Holman and Prof. Colin Haselgrove.




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