ABC 626 -
Two Crescents. Sills British C, Triple Line Crescents, dies 2/2. 55-45 BC. Gold quarter stater. 10mm. 1.12g. Back-to-back outline crescent either side of beaded three-line wreath./ Horse right with ladder-like mane and feathered tail, annulet on rump, floral sun below, frond-like object above, ringed-pellet behind. ABC 626, VA 250, BMC 548-50, DK 188, S 45. CCI 08.9746 (this coin). Possibly the finest known. Ex John Follows collection. Found “a few miles west of Chichester”, West Sussex. Rare, only 21 others recorded, including four in museums.
Dr John Sills calls this ‘Triple Line Crescents’ (a more precise name than ours) and says: “The four Triple Line types [DK 185, 186, 187, 188] form a brief series in their own right. The Aldingbourne Annulets type [ABC 542] may stand at its head, and the Selsey Tramlines issue [ABC 632] could have been struck by the same authority” (DK, p.183).
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