Cunobelinus Rex 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 Corieltauvi also. Suetonius (Caligula 44) called Cunobelinus ‘Britannorum rex’.


Cunobelinus Rex. c.AD8-41 Bronze unit. 15-17mm. 1.50g. Bust right, [CVNOBEL]INVS REX, beaded border./ Bull butting right, TASC below. ABC 2966, VA 2095, BMC 1944-51, S 340. VF/F, bold bust. Ex Ian Robertson collection, ex Chris Rudd collection (CR 335). Found Epping, Essex, c.June 1991.              Was £120. Now only £85

With Chris Rudd’s original pink coin ticket.

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