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Celtic coin Cunobelin

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This coin was minted between 9 and 40 AD by Cunobelin king of the Trinovantes, a Celtic tribe that ruled over South England. His tribe owned a large part of the British pewter production and export that was already essential for making pewter and bronze during the Bronze Age. As a result, the Trinovantes were very rich and king Cunobelin was well liaised with the Roman Empire. His children were educated in Rome and they brought with them a large amount of knowledge and innovative ideas. Cunobelin was Caratacus' father.

Caratacus would grow up to be a prominent leader during the Celtic revolt against the Romans during Emperor Claudius' reign.
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Nevertheless this coin is very Celtic. The front side has grain, referring to the most primary basis of food. The back shows a galloping horse. The Celts were well-known as excellent riders. On the coin Cunobelin refers to himself as Rex, king of Britain.

This coin is a replica of originals. It is made of leadless pewter, mined in the area where the Trinovantes' mines were originally located.

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Product details:
Diameter: 1.6 cm;
Material: tin (lead-free);
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight (grams): 10 *

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