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Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 1386. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $421. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CELTIC, Iceni. Queen Boudicca. Circa AD 61. AR Unit (1.07 g, 11h). Normal Face-Horse A type. Celticized head right; branch to left, trefoils to right / Celticized horse right; pellet below tail, wheel above, lozenge-shaped box below. Allen, Coins 84-94; Van Arsdell 790-1; SCBC 434. CCI 000528 (this coin). VF, toned.


From the Dr. William F. Blank Collection. Ex Rudd 50 (March 2000), no. 39; Forncett Hoard, Norfolk, 1997.

Although these types have traditionally been ascribed to Queen Boudicca, hoard studies and finds over the past 15 years have shown that the Normal Face-Horse series probably began much earlier, and continued into her reign.