The Durotriges were a Celtic people who inhabited South West England in the areas of modern day West Hampshire, Dorset and adjoining parts of Somerset and Wiltshire.
Their coinage is one of the most distinctive in Britain due to its rapid debasement. This coinage circulated in England before the invasion of the Roman emperor Claudius and dates from the era of Christ.
The designs on this coin are heavily abstracted and show on one side a horse and on the other a head. The abstraction of the horse into a series of lines and dots conveys its strength, power and simplicity, while that of the head side detailed the many hairstyles of their warriors.
This coin has been cast in lead-free pewter and antique finished.
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