Cunobelinus Jupiter Lion bronze unit

£65

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’.

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Cunobelinus Jupiter Lion. c.AD8-41. Bronze unit. 14mm. 2.40g. Bearded head of Jupiter Ammon right, CVNO in front./ Lion crouching right, CAM in tablet below. ABC 2984, VA 2107, BMC 1991-97, S 347. VF, glossy dark green patina, clear lion. Ex Don Lee collection. Found Essex, 2000.                                                      Was £85. Now only £65

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