ABC 1408 -
Fewer Pellets Type. c.50-40 BC. Gold stater. 15-17mm. 5.61g. Plain, traces of incuse cross and three curved lines, pellet in cente./ Horse right, double stranded tail with pellet below, ringed pellet above, ringed-pellet and pellet triad in front, anemone below. ABC 1408, VA−, BMC 3361-64, S 425. CCI 20.0251 (this coin). Ex John Follows collection. Found Norfolk, October 2014. unique reverse die, hitherto unrecorded and unpublished. Images: © Chris Rudd Ltd, www.celticcoins.com
Snettisham staters, named after the Snettisham ‘Bowl Hoard’, Norfolk, 1991, are closely connected to Late Whaddon Chase staters, ABC 2338-47, and can’t possibly be dated much later than them. This Snettisham stater with its unique reverse die, struck on an ovoid flan, shows how long-legged the lanky Snettisham horse is and, when viewed the other way up, reveals a shouting hidden face with a walrus moustache. See Hidden faces on Celtic coins, Coin News, November 2019, pp.41-43. Not in Van Arsdell.