These uninscribed coins were minted by the Iceni tribe of East Anglia in the years immediately before the Roman invasion of Britain.

They are colloquially known as ‘Norfolk Wolf’ staters due to their distinctive reverse that features a wolf with its jaws open. The motif is supposedly linked to Indo-European cosmic myths dating back to the Bronze Age.


The hoard was found by metal-detectorists Paul Nunn and Matt Patiki between 4-10th November 2012, as a hoard of 13 staters in Ashby St Mary (HER 56960). Further detecting in March 2013 yielded another 31 coins. The finds have been fully recorded with the

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