Cunobelinus Jupiter Lion bronze unit
By c.AD10 Cunobelinus, ‘hound of Belenus’, son of Tasciovanos and Cymbeline of Shakespeare, had united the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes. By AD 43 his family had control of the Cantiaci, Atrebates and Regini, and influence with the Dobunni and Iceni and possibly the Corieltavi also. Suetonius (Caligula 44) called Cunobelinus ‘Britannorum rex’.
Cunobelinus Jupiter Lion. c.AD8-41. Bronze unit. 14mm. 1.79g. Head of Jupiter Ammon right./ Lion crouching right, [CA]M below. ABC 2984, VA 2107, BMC 1991-97, S 347. Fair/Fine, clear lion. Ex Suzanne Kelly collection. Was £65. Now only £45
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