Cunobelinus Stepping Griffin. 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 Stepping Griffin. c.AD8-41. Bronze unit. 13mm. 1.92g. Griffin stepping right./ Horse facing right, CV[N] below, beaded border. ABC 2945, VA 2081, BMC 1909-12, S 328, CCI 09.3276 (this coin). Fine, brown patina, griffin and horse visible. Ex East Anglian collection. Found Oundle, Northants.                         Was £60. Now only £45

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