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Tasciovanus Stater: Crossed Wreaths (obverse); Horse and Bucranium (Head of Ox) (reverse)

20 BCE–10 CE
Diameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Weight: 5.54 g (0.2 oz.)
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The Catuvellauni were a Celtic tribe or state of southeastern Britain before the Roman conquest.

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Tasciovanus was the first king of the Catuvellauni to put his name on his coins; otherwise he is completely unknown to history. It is based on earlier coin designs with the addition of a legend containing an abbreviation of his name and a bucranium (head of an ox) above the horse. Often earlier coins are badly executed, causing elements of the design to be cut off, as seen here.
Tasciovanus Stater: Crossed Wreaths (obverse); Horse and Bucranium (Head of Ox) (reverse)

Tasciovanus Stater: Crossed Wreaths (obverse); Horse and Bucranium (Head of Ox) (reverse)

20 BCE–10 CE

England, Catuvellauni

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