W-Forelegs Proto Boar. Rich Type 16b. Silver unit.


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’).


W-Forelegs Proto Boar. Rich Type 16b. c.55-45 BC. Silver unit. 15mm. 1.39g. Remains of boar facing right./ Horse facing left, high arched tail, beaded ‘anemone’ above, ringed-pellet below. ABC–, VA–, BMC 3199, 3210-11, S­–. CCI 98.1394 (this coin). VF/Gd VF, bold animals, well ornamented. Ex J Urban coll, ex CR (1998). Fd. Old Sleaford,  Lincs., December 1997. RARE                                           Was £285. Now only £255

Boar Horse by Matthew Rich is a comprehensive catalogue of uninscribed silver coin types and sub-types of the coins of the Corieltauvi c.60 BC-AD 10. Enlarged coin drawings, detailed descriptions and over 250 illustrations. Available from Chris Rudd only (£15 + p&p).


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