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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. Read more

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

Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic A) – obverse
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic A) – reverse
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic A)
(125 BC - 100 BC)
Gold • 7.49 g • ⌀ 26 mm
Sp# 2, RDVA# 12
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic C) – obverse
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic C) – reverse
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic C)
(80 BC - 70 BC)
Gold • 6.33 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Sp# 5, RDVA# 44
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic A) – obverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic A) – reverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic A)
(125 BC - 100 BC)
Gold • 1.78 g • ⌀ 14 mm
Sp# 7, RDVA# 20
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic B) – obverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic B) – reverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic B)
(125 BC - 100 BC)
Gold • 1.91 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 9, RDVA# 37
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic D) – obverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic D) – reverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Gallo-Belgic D)
(65 BC - 50 BC)
Gold • 1.42 g • ⌀ 11 mm
Sp# 10, RDVA# 69
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic E) – obverse
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic E) – reverse
Gold Stater (Gallo-Belgic E)
(60 BC - 55 BC)
Gold • 6.24 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Sp# 11, RDVA# 52, 54
Billon Stater (N.W. Gaul; Class II) – obverse
Billon Stater (N.W. Gaul; Class II) – reverse
Billon Stater (N.W. Gaul; Class II)
(75 BC - 50 BC)
Billon • 6.28 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Sp# 15

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

Gold Stater (Atrebatic A) – obverse
Gold Stater (Atrebatic A) – reverse
Gold Stater (Atrebatic A)
(65 BC - 55 BC)
Electrum • 5.43 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Sp# 21, RDVA# 200, 202
Gold Stater (Durotrigan A) – obverse
Gold Stater (Durotrigan A) – reverse
Gold Stater (Durotrigan A)
(65 BC - 55 BC)
Gold • 5.99 g • ⌀ 17 mm
Sp# 22, RDVA# 1205
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian A) – obverse
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian A) – reverse
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian A)
(55 BC)
Gold • 6.2 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Sp# 28, RDVA# 800
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian B) – obverse
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian B) – reverse
Gold Stater (Corieltauvian B)
(55 BC - 45 BC)
Gold • 5.91 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Sp# 29, RDVA# 804, 805, 807
Gold Stater (Atrebatic B) – obverse
Gold Stater (Atrebatic B) – reverse
Gold Stater (Atrebatic B)
(75 BC - 30 BC)
Gold • 6.02 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Sp# 38, RDVA# 210-214
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic B) – obverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic B) – reverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic B)
(55 BC - 45 BC)
Gold • 1.3 g • ⌀ 14 mm
Sp# 48, RDVA# 220-32
Bronze Unit (Cantian C) – obverse
Bronze Unit (Cantian C) – reverse
Bronze Unit (Cantian C)
(100 BC - 90 BC)
Bronze • 1.68 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Sp# 63, RDVA# 119
Bronze Unit (Cantian E) – obverse
Bronze Unit (Cantian E) – reverse
Bronze Unit (Cantian E)
(50 BC - 45 BC)
Bronze • 1.27 g • ⌀ 13 mm
Sp# 64, RDVA# 135-39

Celtic Britain - Atrebates and Regni (Calleva (Silchester) region)

Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic C; Commius) – obverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic C; Commius) – reverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic C; Commius)
(45 BC - 30 BC)
Gold • 1.21 g • ⌀ 9 mm
Sp# 67, RDVA# 353
Silver Unit (Atrebatic C; Commius) – obverse
Silver Unit (Atrebatic C; Commius) – reverse
Silver Unit (Atrebatic C; Commius)
(45 BC - 30 BC)
Silver • 1.19 g • ⌀ 12 mm
Sp# 69, RDVA# 355
Gold Stater (Atrebatic D; Tincomarus) – obverse
Gold Stater (Atrebatic D; Tincomarus) – reverse
Gold Stater (Atrebatic D; Tincomarus)
(30 BC - 25 BC)
Gold • 5.35 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
Sp# 72, RDVA# 363
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic E; Tincomarus) – obverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic E; Tincomarus) – reverse
Gold ¼ Stater (Atrebatic E; Tincomarus)
(25 BC - 20 BC)
Gold • 1.20 g • ⌀ 10 mm
Sp# 77, RDVA# 378

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