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626 - 01    Earlier Freckenham Type    15 B.C. - 20 A.D.    R
Gold Stater    5.70 gms.    18 mm

Earliest Record: Evans, 1864

OBV: Floral pattern
Identifying points:
     1) flower superimposed on cross of pellets
     2) stylized three-petal flower with central pellet surrounded by circle
     3) curved lines in angles of pellet-cross

REV: Celticized horse right
Identifying points:
     1) seven or eight-spoked wheel below horse
     2) large outline crescent decorated with zigzag line and pellets
     3) three pellets in triangular pattern below outline crescent


NOTES: Relative dating based on die-linking within the hoard.
                Reverse die often worn.
                Modern forgery known, see 626 - 01F.
                Standard weight given.
               Many are in museums.

Last uninscribed coinages

Introduction    54 B.C - 20 A.D.

Towards the end of the war, coin imports largely ceased and locally-made coins now circulated in specific areas, with little overlap (51). As a result, findspot maps delineated tribal territories with increasing clarity as time goes on. The story of the postwar coinage is one of three major regions: the North Thames, the South Thames, and that of the Peripheral Tribes.

Van Arsdell, 1992g for a general discussion

North of the Thames, the Trinovantes/Catuvellauni emerged as a powerful economic force and maintained their trading networks, evidently with success. They established an economic, if not a political hegemony over their neighbours, the Iceni, and seem to have had some influence over the Icenian coinage.

South of the Thames, the Atrebates/Regni/Belgae continued as the most powerful tribe. Cantian territory, at first independent with its own coinage, came under increasing Trinovantian/Catuvellaunian influence. Eventually, it became a disputed area with the Atrebates/Regni/Belgae and Trinovantes/Catuvellauni vying for control.

The Peripheral Areas included the territories of the Corieltauvi, Dobunni and Durotriges. These three tribes maintained their independence and each had its own coinage.




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