c. 57–45 BC
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Diameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Weight: 6.15 g (0.22 oz.)
The Norweb Collection 1969.145
When struck this coin became concave, curving inward.
Julius Caesar recorded that in the year 57 BC, chieftains who had unsuccessfully resisted him in Gaul took refuge in Britain. This wave of refugees brought with them, and probably also struck in Britain, the staters known as the Gallo-Belgic type (this specific one is known as the Morini type). There is no sign of any part of an obverse design and the horse, now detached from the chariot, has become extremely crude in design. The minting technique however, is good as the design is clear-cut and sharp.
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