Chute gold stater
The Belgae, ‘the people who swell (with anger/battle fury’) of the Southern Region, were originally immigrant settlers around the Solent and Test valley, whose land later included Winchester (Venta Belgarum). They, or another group in this area, issued uninscribed coins, c.65-45 BC, possibly near Chichester, Portsmouth and Danebury.
Chute. c.65-58 BC. Gold stater. 16-19mm. 5.91g. Wreath pattern with fishlike hairlocks./ Disjointed horse left with safety-pin head, shrimp and pellets above, four-armed spiral in front. ABC 746, VA 1205, BMC 35-76, S 22. VF, pale gold, spiral not normally seen. Was £500. Now only £450
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