ABC 1863 -
Vepo Retro Vep. AD15-40. Gold stater. 17-19mm. 5.46g. Wreath motif crossed by bar with crescent at each end, ring of pellets in each crescent, four-pointed star below./ Lunate horse left, VEP retrograde (conjoined VE) above, six-pointed star behind tail, [C]ORF below. ABC 1863, VA 930, BMC 3296, S 410. CCI 01.0252 (this coin). Good VF, rich rose gold, bold inscription, sharp star. Ex John Follows collection. Ex Whaplode Drove hoard, Spalding, Lincs, August 2000. Very rare die pair, only 16 others recorded. Images: © Chris Rudd Ltd, www.celticcoins.com
The Whaplode Drove Treasure hoard, formerly known as ‘The Wash’ hoard was found by Rod Pearce and his son Kevin, examined by Dr Jonathan Williams at the British Museum, declared Treasure by H.M.Coroner and returned to the finders. Published in The Numismatic Chronicle 2001, pp.330-331; The DCMS Treasure Annual Report 2000, p.109; and by Dr Philip de Jersey in Coin Hoards in Iron Age Britain, Spink 2014, pp.281-82, no.10 (this coin).