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LOT 2031

Sold for (Inc. bp): £1,984

CELTIC IRON AGE COINS - CORIELTAUVI - TORKSEY GOLD QUARTER STATER
50-40 BC
(1.19 grams.).

Obv: centre pellet-in-annulet with four radiating beaded lines with crescents and bear's paws in angles. Rev: horse left, with harness straps and beaded mane, pellet under tail with star in pelletted circle above and large annulet below. Good very fine; sharply struck. Excessively rare (only two others recorded).

PROVENANCE:
The Brodie Hall, Kent, UK collection; acquired Chris Rudd (with envelope and ticket); found Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, 2010.

PUBLISHED:
Chris Rudd, List 111, number 33 (this coin).

LITERATURE:
S. -; BMC -; ABC 1776.

FOOTNOTES:
Chris Rudd notes: '....And then came the Torksey Quarter (VA -, BMC -, see Celtic Coin Index 94.0007) which doesn't seem to have any antecedents or any derivatives. It's an odd one-off type which came out of nowhere, didn't go anywhere and quickly disappeared from sight.... The great rarity of the Torksey Quarter may be gauged from the fact that there isn't a single one in the British Museum and that not even the colossal Corieltavian collection of Michael O'Bee had one'.