Coins from Celtic Britain

During the Iron Age, Britain was made up of a large number of warring Celtic tribes ranging from the Cantii in the South East to the Caledonians in the far North West. Population is estimated at around 1 million and the average life expectancy was 35-40 years. The first known coins to circulate in Britain arrived from the European continent through trade and migration and it wasn’t long before the tribal Celts began to produce their own coinage, very often mimicking the Gallo-Belgic imports. As time went on and production methods improved, regional issues began to appear with legends very often depicting the region and the name of the tribal leader of the time. This early period of British coinage came to an end with the second invasion of the British Isles by forces of the Roman Empire under the Emperor Claudius, beginning in 43 AD.
Wikidata: Q277399

See also: Gaul, England, United Kingdom

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Imported Gallo-Belgic Issues (c.150-c.50 BC)

Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic A)
(125 BC - 100 BC)

Gold • 7.49 g • ⌀ 26 mm
Sp# 2, V# 12, ABC# 4
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic A)
(125 BC - 100 BC)

Gold • 1.78 g • ⌀ 14 mm
Sp# 7, V# 20, ABC# 31
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic B)
(125 BC - 100 BC)

Gold • 1.91 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 9, V# 37, ABC# 37
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic C)
(80 BC - 70 BC)

Gold • 6.33 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Sp# 5, V# 44, ABC# 13
Billon Stater (N.W. Gaul; Class II)
(75 BC - 50 BC)

Billon • 6.28 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Sp# 15
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic D)
(65 BC - 50 BC)

Gold • 1.42 g • ⌀ 11 mm
Sp# 10, V# 69, ABC# 40-49
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic E)
(60 BC - 55 BC)

Gold • 6.24 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Sp# 11, V# 52, 54, ABC# 16

Early Uninscribed Coinage (c.120-c.50 BC)

Potin Unit (Trinovantian A; Thurrock type)
(100 BC - 90 BC)

Potin • 2.83 g • ⌀ 15 mm
Sp# 62, V# 1402-42, ABC# 120-32
Bronze Unit (Cantian C)
(100 BC - 90 BC)

Bronze • 1.68 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Sp# 63, V# 119, ABC# 147-71
Gold Stater (Atrebatic B)
(75 BC - 30 BC)

Gold • 6.02 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Sp# 38, V# 210-214, ABC# 485, 494-7
Gold Stater (Atrebatic A)
(65 BC - 55 BC)

Electrum • 5.43 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Sp# 21, V# 200, 202, ABC# 482, 2430
Gold Stater (Durotrigan A)
(65 BC - 55 BC)

Gold • 5.99 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Sp# 22, V# 1205, ABC# 746
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian A)
(55 BC)

Gold • 6.2 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Sp# 28, V# 800, ABC# 1716-19
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian B)
(55 BC - 45 BC)

Gold • 5.91 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Sp# 29, V# 804, 805, 807, ABC# 1722-40
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic B)
(55 BC - 45 BC)

Gold • 1.3 g • ⌀ 14 mm
Sp# 48, V# 220-32, ABC# 500-2371
Bronze Unit (Cantian E)
(50 BC - 45 BC)

Bronze • 1.27 g • ⌀ 13 mm
Sp# 64, V# 135-39, ABC# 174

Atrebates and Regni (Calleva (Silchester) region)

Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic C; Commius)
(45 BC - 30 BC)

Gold • 1.21 g • ⌀ 9 mm
Sp# 67, V# 353, ABC# 1028
Silver Unit (Atrebatic C; Commius)
(45 BC - 30 BC)

Silver • 1.19 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 69, V# 355, ABC# 1034-40
Gold Stater (Atrebatic D; Tincomarus)
(30 BC - 25 BC)

Gold • 5.35 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
Sp# 72, V# 363, ABC# 1049
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic E; Tincomarus)
(25 BC - 20 BC)

Gold • 1.20 g • ⌀ 10 mm
Sp# 77, V# 378, ABC# 1076
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic H; Eppillus)
(10 BC - 10 AD)

Gold • 1.15 g • ⌀ 9 mm
Sp# 98, V# 435, ABC# 1154
Silver Unit (Atrebatic G; Eppillus)
(10 BC - 10 AD)

Silver • 1.26 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 100, V# 416, ABC# 1163
Silver Minim (Atrebatic I; Verica)
(10-20)

Silver • 0.38 g • ⌀ 7 mm
Sp# 145, V# 486, ABC# 1295
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic J; Verica)
(20-25)

Gold • 1.37 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 127, V# 501, ABC# 1208
Silver Minim (Atrebatic K; Verica)
(25-35)

Silver • 0.34 g • ⌀ 7.5 mm
Sp# 156, V# 557, ABC# 1328
Silver Minim (Atrebatic K; Verica)
(25-43)

Silver • 0.35 g • ⌀ 7 mm
Sp# 159, V# 563, ABC# 1331

Cantii (Durouernon (Canterbury) region)

Silver Unit
(50 BC - 25 BC)

Silver • 0.93 g
ABC# 216
Bronze Unit (Kentish type)
(50 BC - 25 BC)

Bronze • 2.51 g
Sp# 176, V# 154, 167, ABC# 258-91
Gold Stater (Cantian G)
(45 BC - 40 BC)

Gold • 5.49 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Sp# 169, V# 144, ABC# 177
Gold ¼ Stater (Cantian H)
(40 BC - 35 BC)

Gold • 1.35 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 172, V# 151, ABC# 198
Gold Stater (Cantian K; Dubnovellaunus)
(30 BC - 10 BC)

Gold • 5.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Sp# 177, V# 169, ABC# 303
Bronze Unit (Cantian L; Dubnovellaunus)
(30 BC - 10 BC)

Bronze • 2.05 g • ⌀ 13 mm
Sp# 183, V# 180, ABC# 345
Gold ¼ Stater (Cantian M; Vosenos)
(10 BC - 5 BC)

Gold • 1.35 g • ⌀ 11 mm
Sp# 185, V# 185, ABC# 360
Silver Unit (Cantian J; SA)
(1-10)

Silver • 1.15 g
Sp# 187, ABC# 369
Bronze Unit (Cantian M; SA / Vosenos)
(1-10)

Bronze • 2.22 g • ⌀ 14 mm
Sp# 187A, V# 187-01, ABC# 375
Silver Unit (Cantian N; Amminus)
(30-40)

Silver • 1.00 g • ⌀ 12 mm
ABC# 459
Silver Unit (Cantian N; Amminus)
(35-38)

Silver • 0.97 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 188, V# 192, ABC# 456

Trinovantes (Camulodunon (Colchester) region)

Gold Stater (Trinovantian I; Addedomaros)
(40 BC - 30 BC)

Gold • 5.57 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Sp# 200, V# 1605, ABC# 2514
Gold Stater (Trinovantian J; Addedomaros)
(40 BC - 30 BC)

Gold • 5.60 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Sp# 201, V# 1620, ABC# 2517
Gold ¼ Stater (Trinovantian J; Addedomaros)
(40 BC - 30 BC)

Gold • 1.37 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 204, V# 1623, ABC# 2529
Bronze Unit (Trinovantian I; Addedomaros)
(40 BC - 30 BC)

Bronze • 2.1 g • ⌀ 15 mm
Sp# 206, V# 1615, ABC# 2544
Gold Stater (Trinovantian L; Dubnovellaunus)
(30 BC - 25 BC)

Gold • 5.56 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Sp# 207, V# 1650/5, ABC# 2392
Gold ¼ Stater (Trinovantian L; Dubnovellaunus)
(30 BC - 25 BC)

Gold • 1.31 g • ⌀ 11 mm
Sp# 208, V# 1660, ABC# 2395
Silver Unit (Cantian J; Dubnovellaunus)
(30 BC - 10 BC)

Silver • 0.96 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 209, V# 165, ABC# 315
Bronze Unit (Trinovantian L; Dubnovellaunus)
(30 BC - 25 BC)

Bronze • 1.95 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Sp# 211, V# 1669, ABC# 2407

Catuvellauni (Verulamium (St Albans) region)

Silver Unit (Atrebatic L; Epaticcus)
(35-43)

Silver • 1.27 g • ⌀ 13 mm
Sp# 357, V# 581-01
Gold Stater (Trinovantian M; Tasciovanus 1st coinage)
(25 BC - 20 BC)

Gold • 5.5 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
Sp# 214, V# 1680
Silver Unit (Trinovantian O; Tasciovanus 3rd coinage)
(15 BC - 10 BC)

Silver • 1.4 g • ⌀ 13 mm
Sp# 236, V# 1796-01
Bronze Unit (Trinovantian O; Tasciovanus 3rd coinage)
(15 BC - 10 BC)

Bronze • 1.77 g • ⌀ 15 mm
Sp# 251, V# 1816

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