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Among the First Coins of Britain

Triton XX, Lot: 1450. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CELTIC, Regni(?). Uninscribed. Circa 75-50 BC. AV Stater (20.5mm, 6.72 g, 8h). Insular Cf type, Class 1. Head of Apollo right, devolved to wreath and crescents / Disjointed horse right; lozenge above head, large lozenge with pellet border to left, crescents and pellets around. Sills dies 1/1; Van Arsdell pl. 2, “48-1 ANOTHER” corr. (not 48-1 type); ABC 515; SCBC 20A. Good VF, some light deposits. Very rare.

From the L. Shea Collection.

Sills notes (p. 261) that the Insular Cf series of coinage “is probably the earliest regular British coinage.”