E-Auction 45 Lot 2

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E-Auction 45 Lot 2

CELTIC BRITAIN. Atrebates and Regni. Tincomarus (or Tincommius). Late First century B.C. AV quarter stater. 1.02 gm. 10 mm. Tincomarus Spiral. Spiral with a central pellet / A horse standing right, T above. S. 73. ABC 1094 (Rare). VA 366-1. Extremely Fine; well-centered and sharply struck; lustrous red-gold tone. Rare, and one of the best of the few available.

The Zabel Collection. Ex Edward J. Waddell.

Lovely fantastical design with Celtic imagery symbolizing the creation story, the monster eating his tail. Tincomarus ruled the Regni for 30-35 years from his capital at Chichester. His coinage ranges stylistically from Celtic early on toward Roman designs later, suggesting a connection to the Roman emperor Octavian/Augustus. Perhaps he was schooled as a boy-hostage at his court.

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