Tasciovanos Tascio Ricon. Ring Type. Sills class 7b, dies 43/74. Kretz rev.type III, dies D/7. c.25BC-AD10. Gold stater. 19mm. 5.46g. TASCIO RICON in two lines in concave-sided cartouche, with vertical wreath-band, flanked each side by pair of stylised carnyces which form two hidden ‘heart-faces’./ Helmeted cavalryman charging left on well-formed pony with bridle rein; the horseman (Tasciovanos?) is looking back over his shoulder, brandishes a short sword in his raised right hand and carries a large elliptical shield over his left arm; there’s a small ring in front of the horse, a larger ringed-pellet below; beaded border. ABC−, VA 1780-5, BMC 1629, 1630, DK 515, S 219. CCI 94.0730 (this coin). EF, scintillating rose gold ,crisply lettered cartouche, bold wreath-band, hidden ‘heart- face’ partially revealed to right, well centred reverse with boldly struck horseman and type-defining ring clearly seen. A most pleasing pedigree stater, securely provenanced, well documented and widely published. Ex RK collection, bought from Chris Rudd 7.2.1994, ex Phil Goodwin, ex John Cummings, found Bourne End, Herts., c.August 1993. EXTREMELY RARE only ten other Ring Type recorded, including two in the British Museum.
Rainer Kretz, expert in north Thames dynastic coinage, notes the ring before the horse and this actual coin in his seminal paper The ‘RICON’ staters of Tasciovanos, Num.Circ., June 2000, p.102 (this coin). The Ring Type stater is illustrated by Dr Philip de Jersey in his best-selling book Celtic Coinage in Britain, Shire Archaeology, 1996, p.35, fig.55 (this coin) and has also been published in his Coin Hoards in Iron Age Britain, 2014, p.211, no.45 (this coin), and by Dr John Sills in Divided Kingdoms, 2017, p.582, no.28 and p.606 (this coin), and by Chris Rudd in Coin News, November 2019 (this coin).
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