Tasciovanos Verlamio bronze unit


The Catuvellauni, ‘men good in battle’, were one of the two main north-Thames tribes, concentrated in Hertfordshire and including parts of seven surrounding counties. They were probably the most powerful tribe in Britain when their king, Cassivellaunos, commanded the British coalition against Caesar in 54BC. Mint-sites at their capital, Verlamion (St Albans), and maybe Braughing.


Tasciovanos Verlamio. c.25BC-AD10. Bronze unit. 14-16mm. 2.07g. Star motif around central pellet, VERLAMIO between points./ Bull left pawing ground, tail raised, wreath border. ABC 2679, VA 1808, BMC 1745-51, S 247. VF/Good VF, glossy olive patina, bold bull, lovely wreath. SCARCE                     Was £175. Now only £150

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