Celtic gold stater tops at Rudd sale

Selling for $10,166 was a gold stater of the Iceni, Talbot Type. (Images courtesy & © Celtic Coins)

The market for Celtic coins is alive, well and vibrant in Merrie England. Results are in for the latest sale from Chris Rudd’s “Celtic Coins.” Just 41 coins were on offer. As was to be expected, gold staters were to the fore.

A Talbot Type gold stater from the Iceni of northern East Anglia romped away to take $10,166 [£7,670] on a £5,000 estimate.

That same price was realized by a Cunobelinus Wild Heart stater from the Catuvellauni & Trinovantes united, which had gone to the block with an estimate of just £3,000.

A Whaddon Maltese Cross quarter stater of the Catuvellauni of Hertfordshire was bid up to $5,318 [£4,012] on a £1,500 estimate, while a Shotley Type stater of the Trinovantes of Essex made $3,442 [£2,596] on a £1,000 estimate.

These prices bode well for Rudd’s upcoming sale of coins from the Quidenham hoard.

 

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