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Cunobelinus Cunobelini bronze unit

£85

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’.

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Cunobelinus Cunobelini. c.AD 8-41. Bronze unit. 14mm. 1.99g. [C]VNOBELINI in two panels./ Victory seated left. VA 1971, BMC 1921-27, S 324. CCI 06.0101 (this coin). VF, clear Victory, dark glossy patina. Ex Don Lee collection.                                                                 Was £125. Now only £85

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