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ID:     710661
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Celtic
Region:     BRITANIA
City:     Corieltauvi (Coritani)
Issuer:     Volisios Dumnocoveros
Date Ruled:     Circa 20-35 AD
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD Circa 20-35
Weight:     5.39 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Schematic wreath crossed by linear frames with VO LI SI OS across field; in opposing corners rosettes and tribrachs
Reverse Legend:     DVN NOCO VEP (second N retrograde, VE ligate)
Reverse Description:     Curvilinear horse left; below head
Primary Reference:     Hobbs 3330
Reference2:     Van Arsdell 978-1
Reference3:     SCBC 416
Reference4:     CCI 95-3904
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=75889
Grade:     Good VF, toned yellow gold
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 661 Corieltauvian coins are known with the names Volisios Dumnocoveros, Volisios Dumnovellaunos, and Volisios Cartivel(aunos). Volisios may be a surname for three different rulers, or Volisios may be a paramount chief, with three sub-rulers acknowledging him as overlord. The Volisios coinage appears to have been struck up to the time of the Claudian invasion of Britain, when the Corieltauvi moved northward into the territory of the Parisii, where staters of this type have been found.