Cunobelinus Metalworker 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 Metalworker. c.AD8-41. Bronze unit. 13mm. 1.95g. Head left, CVNO [B] ELIN./ Metal worker seated right, TASCIO. ABC 2969, VA 2097, BMC 1972-83, S 342. Good VF, pale green patina, clear figures.                                                                        Was £120. Now only £100  


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