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Duro Thunderbolt silver quarter stater

£25

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. 

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Duro Thunderbolt. c.20BC-20AD. Silver quarter stater. 11mm. 0.53g. Traces of three-men-in-a-boat./ Central thunderbolt, pellets each side, clamshell motif. ABC 2217, VA−, BMC 2771-79, S 368. Fine, thunderbolt visible.                                                                               Was £40. Now only £25

 

 

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