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Coin - Stater, Verica, Atrebates, Ancient Britain, 10-40 AD Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13

Summary:
Gold coin; Denomination Stater
Issued by King Verica of the Atrebates Tribe

Verica was the last King of the Atrebates. The coin has Latin legends reflecting their role as a Roman Client Kingdom. The obverse states that Verica is the son of Commius and the reverse that he is the King.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.300 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celtic art, reg. no nu 13
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Celtic
DateEra: 10-40 AD
Denomination: Stater
Obverse Description: On sunken tablet, COM.F (translation, son of Commius)
Reverse Description: Horseman galloping right brandishing spear; above, VIR ; below, REX ; behind and below a curved ornament (Gallic chariot?)
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King Verica - Atrebates Tribe, Atrebates, Ancient Britain, 10-40 AD
References: Mack 121
Evans II.10
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Commander R. Mack, The Coinage of Ancient Britain, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975
  2. [Book], John Evans, The Coins of the Ancient Britons, London, 1864

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