Tasciovanos Verlamio. Six Pointed Star Type 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. Six Pointed Star. c.25BC-AD10. Bronze unit. 13-15mm. 1.44g. Six-pointed star motif around central pellet./ Bull left, tail raised. ABC 2679 variant, VA 1808, BMC 1745-51, S 247. CCI 07.0384 (this coin). VF, clear six pointed star. Ex Peter Woods collection. SCARCE type but more unusual with six pointed star.                                                  Was £120. Now only £75

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