Dubnovellaunos Stater: Wreath and Crescents (obverse); Horse with Branch (reverse)

Dubnovellaunos Stater: Wreath and Crescents (obverse); Horse with Branch (reverse)

20 BC–AD 10

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Gold

Diameter: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Weight: 5.44 g (0.19 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.148

Location

Did you know?

Dubnovellaunus, an early king of ancient Britain, is known from the discovery of coins that bear his name.

Description

Dubnovellaunus was the king of the area around Kent. He was a warlike ruler and at various times possessed territory on both sides of the Thames. He may have succeeded Addedomaros by conquest and ruled over the Trinovantes. He undoubtedly suffered defeat at the hands of Cunobeline of the Catuvellauni and was forced back to Kent. He was one of the British chieftains mentioned with Tincommius on the monument to Augustus at Ancyra in Galatia.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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