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Verica Stater: Sunken Tablet (obverse); Horse and Rider (reverse)

Verica Stater: Sunken Tablet (obverse); Horse and Rider (reverse)

c. 10–40 CE
Diameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Verica was king just before the conquest of Britain by the Romans.

Description

Verica was the youngest son of Commius. He is identified as the Bericus whom the historian Sion Cassius refers to as being in exile, and appealing to Claudius for help. Commius was king of the Atrebates. When Caesar was planning his first visit to Britain, some Britons sent him envoys with offers of hostages and allegiance to Rome. Caesar received them favorably and retained no hostages but sent Commius and his high commissioner with instructions to persuade the Britons to ally themselves with Rome, and to expect Caesar in person in a few weeks time. This took place in 55 BC. It is therefore possible that Verica was either born fairly late in his father's life or that he was illegitimate. However that may be, his reign can with reasonable accuracy be placed as being in the first and second quarters of the first century AD.
  • -1969
    Mrs. Emery May Holden Norweb (1895-1984), Cleveland, OH, gifted to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1969-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, and Emery May Norweb. English Gold Coins, Ancient to Modern Times, On Loan to the Cleveland Museum of Art from the Norweb Collection. 1968. pp. 5
    Emery May Norweb Collection (Cleveland, Ohio), Emery May Norweb, C. E. Blunt, F. Elmore Jones, and R. P. Mack. Collection of Ancient British, Romano-British and English Coins. London: Spink, 1971. pp. 17-18
  • Year in Review: 1969. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 27-February 22, 1970).
    English Gold Coins: Ancient to Modern Times. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (1963).
  • {{cite web|title=Verica Stater: Sunken Tablet (obverse); Horse and Rider (reverse)|url=false|author=|year=c. 10–40 CE|access-date=19 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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