ABC 2469 -
Rose Wings. Sills class 2, dies 7/10. c.55-45 BC. Gold quarter stater. 12mm. 1.21g. Cruciform motif with central four-petalled ‘rose’, crescents and objects in angles./ Well-formed horse right, with cabled mane, pellet triad below tail, rose below, wing-motif above. ABC 2469, VA 244, BMC−, DK 473, S 48. CCI 13.0515 (this coin). Good VF, golden gold, bold horse. Ex John Follows collection. Found Great Dunmow, Essex. Images: © Chris Rudd Ltd, www.celticcoins.com
The winged ornaments clearly identify this rare quarter stater as part of the Whaddon Chase series. The ‘rose’ is similar to the one on Freckenham gold staters, with four petals rather than three . Dr John Sills: “The Rose Wings type equates to Lb class 2 Curved Wreath staters” (DK, p.485), cf. Lot 37. Published in Divided Kingdoms pp.498 and 516 (this coin). Not in Hobbs’ BMC catalogue.