The following types, for the most part known from only a handful of examples, are traditionally assigned to the Cantii. There is little reason for doing so, other than they have been found in Kent. The types are of unknown date and may be earlier imports from Gaul.
At the close of the Gallic War, about 50 B.C., imports of gold coins from Gaul would have nearly ceased. The need for coins prompted the Kentish tribes to strike their own. These first pieces had no inscriptions, but within thirty years, dynastic types appeared.
The uninscribed coins have been arranged in two successive issues. The type sequence starts with the ORNAMENTED TYPE staters, which carry on the reverse a horse in an elaborately-ornamented field. These, and the following types have plain obverses. The ORNAMENTED staters are quickly replaced hy the WEALD TYPE, a variety that suffers a decline in die-cutting workmanship over time.
The first inscribed variety, the SOUTH THAMES BANDED TYPE, has a wavy pattern in place of the plain obverse. The legends on the staters are almost off the flan on the existing coins, but enough is seen on one to suggest the letters 'IVII'. The succeeding inscribed coins continue the bands on the obverse.
Possibly, several tribes were simultaneously striking the different types. Although this would fit more closely with Caesar's comment that four 'kings' inhabited Kent, a simultaneous-production hypothesis is less likely. The coins appear to form a stylistic progression, hence a chronological order. Alternatively, the distribution of modern findspots does not offer enough support to suggest the different types were used in different parts of Kent.
Gold quarter staters are known for the two types of uninscribed staters. The first are a British version of the Gaulish GEOMETRIC TYPE, called the KENTISH GEOMETRIC TYPE. The design is soon changed to the TROPHY TYPE, which has a Celtic adaptation of the trophy motif seen on some of Caesar's denarii. Uninscribed quarters appear to have the same banded pattern as the 'IVII' SOUTH THAMES BANDED staters.