Sunflower. Gold plated stater.


The Corieltauvi ‘army of the broad land’ were a large north-eastern tribe between the rivers Trent, Nene and Humber, focused primarily on Lincolnshire and extending into Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. Centres at Old Sleaford (mint-site), Dragonby, Lincoln (Lindo, ‘lake river’) and Leicester (Ratae, ‘ramparts’).


Sunflower. Sills South Ferriby Mint B, fig. 8. c.45-10 BC. Gold stater. 16-18mm. 5.50g. Wreath motif with leaves facing inwards, dot between crescent./ Lunate horse facing left, with triangular head, crescent above, solar ‘sunflower’ below. ABC 1737, VA 809, BMC 3146-47, S 390. CCI 07.3636 (this coin). Gd VF, dark rose gold, all parts deeply engraved. Ex East Anglian coll. Fd. by Frank Matthews of Grimsby, 1980s at Ludford, Lincs. VERY RARE only 23 others this pair of dies.                                                  Was £750. Now only £700


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