Gold Quarter Stater of Tasciovanus


This gold, Iron-age coin was struck for Tasciovanus around 10-15AD.  Tasciovanus, leader of the Trinovantian tribe prior to the Roman conquest was the son of Addedomaros and the father of Cunobelin, Shakespeare's Cymbeline.  Also found was a silver unit of Addedomaros, dating to 37 BC and numerous copper coins of Cunobelin, indicating a degree of continuity of occupation immediately prior to the conquest period.