A 2,000-year-old Iron Age coin depicting Britain’s first ever freedom fighter has sold for £80,040 to an unnamed buyer after it was discovered by a metal detectorist.
Described as the ‘most important single Iron Age coin ever found in this country’, the coin depicts the leader Caratacus, who resisted the Roman invasion in 43AD, as a naked horseman carrying a javelin and shield.
It was minted in Hampshire shortly before Emperor Claudius sent four legions to raid Britannia and was auctioned at Chris Rudd Auctions in Norwich on Sunday 15. A 2,000-year-old Iron Age coin depicting Britain’s first ever freedom fighter has sold for £80,040 to an unnamed buyer after it was discovered by a metal detectoris
A metal detectorist dug the prize up in a field near Newbury, Berkshire, in November 2019, only 20 miles from where it was minted in modern day Silchester – then Calleva – 2,000 years ago.Chris […]
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