Coin of Anarevitos
- Art Funded
- Diameter: 1.8 cm
- Chris Rudd
No Roman historical sources or previous coin finds attest a ruler of this name and, as such, it is truly an object of national importance. In the first century BC, southern Britain was divided into a number of smaller dynamic tribes or kingdoms, whose rulers began to use coins as a way of establishing and maintaining their positions in local society. The significance of this find can be compared to the discovery of the Coenwulf Anglo Saxon penny or the Roman coin of Domitianus.
Discovered September 2010 by a metal-detector user on farmland near Dover, Kent; private collection.