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vine leaf

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54519 Order
CelticBritain, Atrebates tribe, Verica, 10-40 A.D.
AV Stater, 5.33g. 17mm. VIRI. Vine leaf. Rev. C O F. Horseman with spear and shield to right. van Arsdell 520. Exceptional quality

Verica was the son of Commius, as noted on the reverse, and ruled the Atrebates tribe as a client King of Rome. His tribe was conquered by Caratacus and he was deposed c.40 A.D. This gave Claudius an excuse for invading Britain in 43 A.D. on the pretext of restoring Verica. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $10,000.00

55866 Order
Euboea, Histiaia

AR Tetrobol, 2.22g. 15mm.  3rd-2nd centuries B.C.   Head of the nymph Histiaia to right; she wears a wreath of grapes and vines in her curly hair; she wears single-pendant earring and pearl necklace.  Rev. The nymph Histiaia is  seated to right on the stern of a galley decorated with a wing; she holds stylis or mast with her left hand.  BCD, Euboia 399(this coin).  Toned and of unusually fine style.


Ex: Schweizerischer Bankverein , Zurich, Auction 38, Sept. 12, 1995. lot 158.
Ex: BCD collection, Lanz, Munich, Auction 111, Nov. 25, 2002, lot 399.


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Extremely Fine $2,250.00

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