Rudd Sells Gold Quarter Stater|
February 12, 2014
A small and exceedingly rare gold coin, thought to have been struck by Prince Togodumnus, an elder son of King Cunobelinus and brother of Caratacus – he died during the Claudian invasion of Britain in 43 C.E. – was recently sold by auction for £10,200 ($6,728).
The firm of Chris Rudd notes that this is the first coin of Togodumnus to be offered for public sale – only three others are recorded, all in museums – and £10,200 is the highest price ever paid for an ancient British gold quarter stater.
“Roman gold coins of comparable rarity and quality continue to fetch much higher prices at auction,” says Elizabeth Cottam of the firm.
“In my view this shows that ancient British coins are still undervalued as a series.”
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