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.65-58BC. Gold stater. 18-20mm. 5.91g. Wreath pattern with downward facing leaves./ Disjointed horse left, shrimp and blobs above, crab below, spiral in front, zigzag in exergue. ABC 746, VA 1205, BMC 35, 37-76, DK 302, S 22. Good VF, large flan of rich golden gold, well ornamented. Was £600. Now only £550
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