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Selection of Iron Age coins, reverse. From top left to bottom: Iron age bronze coin with prancing horse 10-41/2AD. Gold coin with horse and charioteer 100-150 BC, found in Mitcham Common Allotment, London. Gold quarter stater with horse and wheel 50 BC. From top right to bottom: Cast thin bronze coin with 'butting bull', 100-50 BC. Cast thin bronze coin with butting bull 100-50 BC. Bronze coin with sow 10-41/2 AD. Among the earliest coins imported into Britain are the gold staters, they provide one of the starting points from which local coinages developed. It is unclear whether these represent small change or some form of votive coinage.
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