Gold quarter stater from Suffolk

Excavations at a site located along the Fen Edge in Suffolk produced a selection of objects dating to the late Iron Age; one recovered from a palaeochannel is this uninscribed gold quarter stater of the Snettisham wreath type, dating to 50 BC – AD 10. It is an Iceni issue, with this particular example corresponding to Talbot’s A2 dies. This is an extremely rare variety, with only one other example known, as the elaborate reverse die is extremely rare. In contrast, there are quite a few examples known with the same obverse, this being a variant of the Snettisham wreath. The reverse depicts a right-facing horse with a large pellet on its chest.

Ruth Beveridge (Finds Officer)

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