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. Sills class 1b. c.65-58BC. Gold stater. 17-20mm. 6.05g. Wreath pattern with downward facing leaves and piscine hairlocks./ Disjointed triple-tailed horse left, shrimp and blobs above, crab below. ABC 746, VA 1205, BMC 35-76, DK 302, S 22. Hairline crack, otherwise Good VF, pale gold, as struck, well ornamented, complete tail-lines. Was £550. Now only £500
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