ABC 2066 -
Anted Tree. ANTED RIGV Type. AD20-43 ? Gold stater. 17mm. 5.35g. Tree symbol on plain field./ Triple-tailed horse right, ΛNTED [RI]GV around, pellets, crescent and x above forming hidden face, wheel below, small x’s around. ABC 2066, VA 1066, 1069, BMC 3023-27, S 379. CCI 09.4734 (this coin). Ex John Follows collection. Found Caldicot, Gwent, 2008. Rare.
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RIG and RIGON are ancient British for ‘king’, cognate with the English word ‘regal’. So the [R]IGV we see on this gold stater probably means ‘king’ as well. The fact that John Follows’ boldly inscribed stater was found at Caldicot in South Wales is a well documented reminder that the kingdom of the Dobunni apparently extended to the west banks of the River Severn.