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Auction: 15049 - Celtic Coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection
Lot: 105

Celtic, Berkshire, uninscribed coinage, (c.60-20 BC), silver Unit, 1.26g, 'Abingdon Head' type, head left, three crescent moons as hair, animals? before, rev. horse right, small horse and ring-pellet above, small horse below (ABC 1007; Bean QsD3-13; VA-; S.-), just a few small metal faults visible under magnification and with a couple of light scratches to face, dark tone in recesses, surfaces surviving remarkably well, a most pleasing strike, nearly extremely fine/extremely fine, excessively rare

Bt. CNG, 28 March 2001, lot 1720
Recorded with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, ref. CCI 92.0280

c.f. Rudd list 81, May 2005, no 31. It is this example that is referred to as being presented by the late Ian Finney to the British Museum in the mid 1980's. At that point it was the first and only known specimen though sadly without a provenance.

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