Celtic Silver Unit, Celtic Iceni Queen, Boudicca, c 50-60 A.D.

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This coin is a Celtic silver unit, minted during the reign of the Celtic Iceni Queen, Boudicca, circa 50-60 A.D.

The obverse show a celticized head and the reverse a horse.

 

Boudicca’s Bio

Queen Boudicca was queen of the Iceni (native Britons). Her husband, King Prasutagus had been a tributary of the Romans, but on his death the territory of the Iceni was violently annexed. Boudica was flogged, her daughters were raped and Roman financiers called in their loans. As a result, Boudicca raised the whole SE England in revolt and before the main Roman armies could return from campaigning in Wales, she burned London, St. Albans and Colchester.

 

The Romans ultimately defeated the British somewhere between London and Chester. Boudicca poisoned herself so she could not be captured. Interest in the history of these events was revived during the English Renaissance and led to a resurgence of Boudicca’s legendary fame during the Victorian era, when Queen Victoria was portrayed as her “namesake”. Boudicca has since remained an important cultural symbol in the United Kingdom.

 

 

Description

This coin is a Celtic silver unit, minted during the reign of the Celtic Iceni Queen, Boudicca, circa 50-60 A.D.

The obverse show a celticized head and the reverse a horse.

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