Dec 9, 2009
Dec 9, 2009

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 BC–AD 10

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Diameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Weight: 5.54 g (0.2 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.150


Did you know?

The Catuvellauni were a Celtic tribe or state of southeastern Britain before the Roman conquest.


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.

See also
MED - Numismatics
Medieval Art
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The Norweb Collection

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