Cunobelinus Bull Sacrifice bronze unit
By c.AD10 Cunobelinus, ‘hound of Belenus’, son of Tasciovanos and Cymbeline of Shakespeare, had united the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes. By AD 43 his family had control of the Cantiaci, Atrebates and Regini, and influence with the Dobunni and Iceni and possibly the Corieltavi also. Suetonius (Caligula 44) called Cunobelinus ‘Britannorum rex’.
Cunobelinus Bull Sacrifice. c.AD8-41. Bronze unit. 14mm. 2.38g. Winged horse flying right, CV behind, [NO] below./ Female winged figure stabbing prostrate bull, TASCI below. ABC 2972, VA 2099, BMC 1913-19, S 343. Good VF, glossy dark patina, bold animals, full TASCI. Ex Laurie Tongue collection. Found Farnham, Surrey, 2002. Was £150. Now only £120
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