Celtic Staters

The first British coins were Celtic and were struck in Britain in about 70BC. The beautiful designs often involve animals especially horses. The denominations include gold staters and quater staters as well as silver and bronze units.

Celtic coins were only struck until about 60 AD in Britain and thereafter Roman coinage took over.

 

      

 

                    A Dubunni Gold Stater

      

    A Durotriges Silver (white gold) Unit

    (Images Courtesy of Lloyd Bennett)