GOLD. 1813 George III, 7th head Half Guinea. This is the final year that the Half Guinea was issued, soon to be replacedby the Half Sovereign. This coin is in excellent, EF plus condition and retains some of its original mint bloom.
Obv: Head of Athena facing right, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and a palmette Rev: standing right, its head facing, an olive-sprig and a crescent behind; all within an incuse square GVF - Well-centred, toned, good very fine.
Celtic Britain DOBUNNI Eisu gold Stater 'Tree type c. AD20.
Obv. Dobunnic tree emblem with pellet at base Rev. Horse proceeding right, wheel below and dispersed symbols over all, 'EISV' above.17mm, 5.7g. EF - Extremely Fine, well and centrally struckWell struck piece with all legend and horse visible – and in very good condition!
The Dobunni Celts lived in the part of south western Britain that today broadly coincides with the counties of North Somerset, Bristol, and Gloucestershire - their territory contained two large towns (Corinium Dobunnorum now Cirencester, and Colonia Nerviana Glevum now Gloucester). Besides this there were numerous smaller towns, and many rich villas...
They were not a warlike people but farmers and were probably vassals of the tribe to their east, the Catevellauni.