Unique Celtic gold coin to be sold in May

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February 24, 2011 – A unique gold stater, minted two thousand years ago by a previously unknown British king called Anarevitos, will be auctioned in Aylsham, Norfolk, by Elizabeth Cottam of Chris Rudd on 9th May. “I think it will fetch well over £10,000” says Liz.

Gold stater of Anarevitos. The letters EPPI on the obverse refer to Eppillus ‘little horse’, who was probably the father of Anarevitos.

Anarevitos, whose name may mean ‘unforeknown’, probably ruled in Cantion – modern Kent – sometime around AD 10-15. The coin was found near Dover in September last year.