Duro Boat Dots silver quarter stater
The Durotriges, ‘fort dwellers?’ or Durotrages ‘fort runners?’, were a close-knit confederacy of sea-faring peoples in the south-west who controlled two major harbours, Poole and Christchurch, and traded with Armorica. Their territory closely matched that of Anglo-Saxon Wessex, centred on Dorset and defined by the rivers Avon, Wylye, Brue, Yeo and Parrett. Coins made at Hengistbury Head and elsewhere.
Duro Boat Dots. c.50-40 BC. Silver quarter stater. 13mm. 0.61g. Virtually blank./ Zigzag thunderbolt, ring and uncertain object to left, clamshell to right. ABC 2211, VA 1249, BMC 2748-79, S 368.Good Very Fine, bright silver, bold ring. Was £85. Now only £65
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