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. 13-16mm. 1.45g. Traces of griffin right./ Horse leaping right, quatrefoil above, CVN below. ABC 2081, VA 2081, BMC 1909-12, S 328. Fair/Fine, horse and quatrefoil visible. SCARCE                       Was £65. Now only £45

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