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. 10-13mm. 0.52g. Traces of ‘three-men-in-a-boat’./ Zigzag thunderbolt with line of pellets either side. ABC 2211, VA 1249, BMC 2748-79, S 368. Chipped otherwise Fine, bright silver, bold dots.                                          Was £60. Now only £40


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