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"20 CORIELTAUVI STATERS FROM DRIFFIELD"

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We at A. G. & S. Gillis are proud to announce that we have recently purchased 20 gold staters of the Corieltauvi tribe. These coins are from two small hoards, one of five coins known as batch one and another of fifteen coins known as batch two. For consistency we have kept the coins in the same order as they were recorded by the British museum, prior to being handed back to the finder, after they had gone through the treasure act.

We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Philip de Jersey of the Celtic Coin Index for his invaluable comments and help in classifying and recording of these historically interesting Iron Age coins. Also special mention goes to Dr. John Sills for all his hard work on the die identifications which has made it a relatively straightforward task for all of us collectors and dealers to get it right first time.

Please note that all coins are now sold and are no longer available, and as such all information and images are for historical and numismatic interest only.

Reports on the the Driffield Hoard

Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey

Comments by Dr. John Sills

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BATCH ONE

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DRIFF 01

SOUTH FERRIBY. Au Stater. Obverse completely obliterated. Horse left, six-pointed star, "boot" (phallus?) and anchor with pellets in spirals. S 390. Van Arsdell: 819-3. This coin CCI 04.0836. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Three others with this reverse die already in the CCI.

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DRIFF 02 SOUTH FERRIBY. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern. Anchor with pellets above horse facing left, sunflower under nose and star below. S 390. Van Arsdell: 811. This coin CCI 04.0837. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Most of the South Ferriby staters in the CCI are not divided according to more precise VA numbers. However, as Dr. John Sills has just done the work on identifying dies of these types, we can get a bit further. This seems to be the second example of this reverse die, but there are at least twenty or so coins struck from this obverse. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 03 DOMINO TYPE. Au Stater. Vestiges of wreath Pattern. Horse left, four pointed wavy armed star below, domino with four pellets above and pellet below tail. S 393. Van Arsdell: 829-3. This coin CCI 04.0838. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Obverse die used throughout type. Half a dozen examples of this reverse, plus others from recut reverse. Same dies as DRIFF17 N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 04 VEP CORF. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern. Horse left, VEP above CORF below, pellet under neck. S 410. Van Arsdell: 960-1. This coin CCI 04.0839. An exceptional coin with perfect metal and struck in such a way that all the legend is visible. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Purely on a statistical basis it ought to be the type with pellets beneath the tail, ie VA 960, but I haven't been able to die-link it to any others (either with pellets, ring or star) to confirm this. About 45 of the pellet type recorded. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 05 VOLISIOS DVMNOVELLAUNOS. Au Stater. Wreath with three lines inscribed VO/LI SI/OS. Horse left with DVMNOVELAVNOS around. S 419. Van Arsdell: 988-1. This coin CCI 04.0840. Worn dies on obverse which is not unusual for this type, but as struck and very very rare. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Fourteen others recorded. Same dies as DRIFF20. N/A Click on this image to enlarge

BATCH TWO

DRIFF 06 SOUTH FERRIBY. Au Stater. Obverse completely obliterated. Anchor with pellets above horse facing left and six-pointed star below. S 390. Van Arsdell: 811. This coin CCI 04.0841. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: As no. 2, not recorded in CCI with more precise VA number. However, John has identified one other coin from this reverse die and literally dozens struck from this obverse. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 07 KITE TYPE. Au Stater. Plain or obliterated die. Kite shaped object with four pellets above horse left, three pellets below tail and spiral below horse. S 392. Van Arsdell: 825-1. This coin CCI 04.0842. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Obverse used for about 15 coins, reverse not otherwise recorded. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 08 KITE TYPE. Au Stater. Obliterated die. Kite shaped object with four pellets above horse left, wheel in front and spiral below. S 392. Van Arsdell: 825-1. This coin CCI 04.0843. Struck from worn dies. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Obverse as DRIFF07, reverse on seven others. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 09 KITE TYPE. Au Stater. Obliterated die. Kite shaped object with four pellets above horse left, wheel in front and spiral below. S 392. Van Arsdell: 825-1. This coin CCI 04.0844. Struck from worn dies. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Same as DRIFF08. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 10 KITE TYPE. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern with wheel. Kite shaped object with three pellets above horse left, wheel in front and spiral below. S 392. Van Arsdell: 825-8. This coin CCI 04.0845. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Same obverse as DRIFF08 & DRIFF09, reverse otherwise unrecorded. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 11 KITE TYPE. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern with wheel. Kite shaped object with three pellets above horse left, wheel in front and spiral below. S 392. Van Arsdell: 825-8. This coin CCI 04.0846. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: As DRIFF10. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 12 KITE TYPE. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern with wheel. Kite shaped object with three pellets above horse left, wheel in front and spiral below. S 392. Van Arsdell: 825-8. This coin CCI 04.0847. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: As DRIFF10. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 13 KITE TYPE. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern with wheel. Kite shaped object with four pellets above horse left. S 392. Van Arsdell: 825-9. This coin CCI 04.0848. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Two others this pair of dies; reverse also occurs in combination with another obverse. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 14 DOMINO TYPE. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern. Horse left, domino with four pellets above, crescents in front and four pointed wavy armed star below. S 393. Van Arsdell: 829-1. This coin CCI 04.0849. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Obverse used throughout type. Two examples with this reverse die. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 15 DOMINO TYPE. Au Stater. Vestiges of wreath Pattern. Horse left, domino with four pellets above, crescent in front, pellets in field and four pointed wavy armed star below. S 393. Van Arsdell: 829-3. This coin CCI 04.0850. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Obverse used throughout type. Four others with this reverse die, which Dr. John Sills suggests is recut of die used for coin DRIFF03. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 16 DOMINO TYPE. Au Stater. Vestiges of wreath Pattern. Horse left, domino with four pellets above, crescent in front, pellets in field and four pointed wavy armed star below. S 393. Van Arsdell: 829-3. This coin CCI 04.0851. Large flan. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: As DRIFF15. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 17 DOMINO TYPE. Au Stater. Vestiges of wreath Pattern. Horse left, four pointed wavy armed star below, domino with four pellets above and pellet below tail. S 393. Van Arsdell: 829-3. This coin CCI 04.0852. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: As DRIFF03. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 18 DOMINO TYPE. Au Stater. Wreath Pattern. Horse left, four pointed wavy armed star below, domino with four pellets above and pellet below tail. S 393. Van Arsdell: 829-3. This coin CCI 04.0853. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Obverse used throughout type. No other examples from this reverse die. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 19 DOMINO TYPE. Ae/Au Plated Stater. Plain. Horse left, domino with four pellets above, three radiating lines below chest and four pointed wavy armed star below. Van Arsdell: 829-4. This coin CCI 04.0854. Large flan and a superb coin with only two very small spots on the obverse were the plating is missing. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: Not die-linked into remainder of series. N/A Click on this image to enlarge
DRIFF 20 VOLISIOS DVMNOVELLAUNOS. Au Stater. Wreath with three lines inscribed VO/LI SI/OS. Horse left with DVMNOVELAVNOS around. S 419. Van Arsdell: 988-1. This coin CCI 04.0855. Worn dies on obverse which is not unusual for this type, but as struck and very very rare. Comments by Dr. Philip de Jersey: As DRIFF05. N/A Click on this image to enlarge

 

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