Gold coin; Denomination: stater

The legend on this coin, VOLISIOS DVMNOCOVEROS, is thought to be the name of a chief of the Corieltauni (whom the Romans would call a King) but may have been a magistrate responsible for issuing coins - the person is unknown other than from the coins.

Obverse Description

A vertical wreath made up of square leaves running in opposite directions from the centre of the coin. Across this in two lines is the legend VO [LI] / SI [OS], on this coin only the letters to the left of the wreath are clear.

Reverse Description

A disjointed horse depicted mostly by crescents advancing to the left; around the horse starting behind its ear, DOM NOCO VE [ROS].

Edge Description


More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976

  • Acknowledgement

    Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929

  • Date Issued

    1-60 AD

  • Issued By

    Corieltauni Tribe, Ancient Britain, 1-60 AD

  • Denomination


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  • Material


  • Axis


  • Classification

    Coins, Great britain, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Dimensions

    19 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.325 g (Weight)

  • Shape


  • References

    Mack 463 Evans XVII.1
    [Book] Mack, R. P. 1975. The Coinage of Ancient Britain., p.167 no.463 Pages
    [Book] Evans, John. 1864. The Coins of the Ancient Britons., XVII.1 Pages
    [Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink p.39 no.416 Pages

  • Keywords

    Celtic Art