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Norfolk Wolf.Right Type with Hook Fibula & Hidden Face. c.55-50 BC. Celtic gold stater. 16mm. 6.14g.

In Chris Rudd List 159

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Aylsham , Norfolk

Norfolk Wolf. Right Type with Hook Fibula and Hidden Face. Talbot JA, die group 4, dies M/15. c.55-50 BC. Gold stater. 16mm. 6.14g. Icenian wreath motif with upward-facing leaves./ Wolf standing right with open jaws, teeth and tongue visible, two tiny pellets, large pellet and crescent below (forming smiling face), beaded exergual line with crescents and pellets below. ABC 1393, VA 610-1, BMC 213-216, S 30. EF, neat chunky flan of golden gold, beautifully centred with well struck wolf and fabulous fibula. One of the nicest we’ve seen for a while. A wonderful wolf stater in brilliant condition. Securely provenanced. EXTREMELY RARE die pair, only six others recorded.

In Made for Trade (2017) Dr John Talbot says that it is tempting to see die-group 1 of the Norfolk Wolf Right staters “as an ‘emergency’ minting somehow connected to the resistance to Caesar, or to the annual tribute which he demanded of Britain after the second invasion.” We think all Norfolk Wolf staters were minted for military or tribute purposes. This stunning wolf stater was found around six years ago and is one of the most alluring we’ve had for several years. Perhaps its most attractive feature is that it’s boldly struck on both sides; so often the obverse looks rather weak. Not in this instance.

Norfolk Wolf. Right Type with Hook Fibula and Hidden Face. Talbot JA, die group 4, dies M/15. c.55-50 BC. Gold stater. 16mm. 6.14g. Icenian wreath motif with upward-facing leaves./ Wolf standing right with open jaws, teeth and tongue visible, two tiny pellets, large pellet and crescent below (forming smiling face), beaded exergual line with crescents and pellets below. ABC 1393, VA 610-1, BMC 213-216, S 30. EF, neat chunky flan of golden gold, beautifully centred with well struck wolf and fabulous fibula. One of the nicest we’ve seen for a while. A wonderful wolf stater in brilliant condition. Securely provenanced. EXTREMELY RARE die pair, only six others recorded.

In Made for Trade (2017) Dr John Talbot says that it is tempting to see die-group 1 of the Norfolk Wolf Right staters “as an ‘emergency’ minting somehow connected to the resistance to Caesar, or to the annual tribute which he demanded of Britain after the second invasion.” We think all Norfolk Wolf staters were minted for military or tribute purposes. This stunning wolf stater was found around six years ago and is one of the most alluring we’ve had for several years. Perhaps its most attractive feature is that it’s boldly struck on both sides; so often the obverse looks rather weak. Not in this instance.

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PO Box 222
Aylsham
Norfolk
NR11 6TY
United Kingdom

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